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Acoma & Laguna Pottery by Rick Dillingham
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Corrine & Gary Louis are both from Pueblo of Acoma, also called Sky City, Corrine was first introduced to pottery making at a young age by her grandmother, Marie Z. Chino, mother of Carrie Chino-Charlie. The family has been known for pottery making for many years, Corrine and Gary are carrying on the tradition of working with pottery. Their children; Eric, Gary, Kayla and Mason are carrying on the art of pottery. Grandchildren Trevor, Marisa, Kirah, & Lauren are also carrying on the tradition. Corrine came across the idea of using horse hair on their pottery, after Corrine pulled out a recently fired batch of pottery, when one of her own strands of hair fell on the pottery and scorched the pot. It was from this accident that the idea of using such a method to decorate pottery was invented therefore, Gary and Corrine are credited with this style of pottery. There were many trial and errors that took place over several years, until they mastered the art of what is now called, "Acoma Horse Hair Pottery." Gary will also etch on the pottery to create and even greater contrast and style to the horse hair pottery. Gary and Corrine can do other traditional styles of Acoma pottery, but since horse hair has become popular, they have devoted a great deal of their time doing this style. No animals have been harmed in the making of our pottery.
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Eric Louis demonstrating with the use of the yucca brush which was taught by his mother Corrine Louis. Pictures courtesy of Dennis Dusenbery-photographer.
A hand coiled storage pot with a parrot design that Carrie hand painted.
Marie Z. Chino
Hand coiled storage pot by Carrie Chino-Carlie.
Marie is one of the artist from the Pueblo of Acoma that is credited with reviving the traditional style of Acoma pottery with detailed and fine line painting with the use of a yucca brush.