Length: 6 1/2"
Width: 6 7/8"
Item #: PT105
Artist: Frederica Antonio
Frederica Antonio was born in 1968 on the Acoma Pueblo. Frederica developed an interest in pottery-making while observing her mother-in-law Mildred hand-coil and paint pottery. Frederica was inspired to continue the long-lived family tradition, and her mother-in-law started teaching her the fundamentals at age 18.
Frederica specializes in contemporary hand coiled pottery with hand painted, intricate designs. She fashions a brush from the stems of a yucca plant to paint her eye-catching designs. She often paints a band on the side of her pottery with kokopelli (god of fertility).
She also uses different colors of paint to create a unique, 3-D effect. She hand coils a variety of sizes and styles, and each one of her pots is a one of a kind work of art - no two pieces are alike. She signs her masterpieces as: F.V. Antonio, Acoma, N.M.