Authentic Acoma, New MexicoPot by S. Chino This beautiful example of a handmade pueblo pot makes use of the black geometric designs and impressed arrowhead design so popular with Acoma artists. S. Chino, presumably Shirley Chino, is a member of the Chino family, one of the great creative Acoma families who are so well known for their gorgeous pottery art. This piece is about 7 Â½âe x 5 Â½âe and stands about 3 Â½âe tall. Note the photo of the signature on the bottom. The pot is in wonderful conditionâe"no chips or cracksâe"although it does show some wear on the bottom which makes me think it has some years on it. I bought it from a collector seven or eight years ago, and it was not new at the time. I neglected to ask about its historyâe"I just loved the design and craftsmanshipâe"so I canâe(tm)t tell you how old it is. Some information about Acoma Pottery: A uthentic Acoma pots are made from local, slate-like clays. When traditionally fired, these clays produce a white vessel. After they are fired, these clays also are strong enough to support very thin walls. Traditionally, the artists use both mineral- and vegetable-based paints for their designs. The characteristic white backgrounds allow the Acoma potters to produce crisp black images. Pueblo pottery requires little care other then an occasional dusting.
Do not wash them or even wipe with a damp cloth.
Pueblo pottery is fragile, particularly Acoma Pottery
which is noted for its thin walls. Always use two hands,
placing one hand on the bottom of the pot
to support its weight. I try to describe everything as accurately as possible, flaws and all. If you have any questions, please contact me. I love answering questions, especially if I know the answers. I donâe(tm)t want t to be any misunderstandings. When I ship, I charge actual shipping, and charge a handling fee only if I have to buy the packaging material, but thatâe(tm)s rare. I make my best effort to use recycled and recyclable packaging to do my part for the world environment. Besides, people love a cardboard box with experience. Best Wishes and Thanks for Looking.