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Native Pottery Demonstration

with Dolores Lewis and Claudia Mitchell (Acoma Pueblo)

March 11, 2020 1:00 pm through 4:00 pm

Join us on Wednesday, March 11, for a special demonstration with Dolores Lewis and her niece, Claudia Mitchell (both Acoma Pueblo). Dolores began practicing pottery making early in her life while Claudia is a relative newcomer, having started in 2013. Both potters benefited from the instruction and assistance of Lucy Lewis, Dolores’s mother, an accomplished and renowned Acoma potter who Dolores credits with helping to show her the way and encouraging her to keep this art alive. Dolores helped Lucy wet burnish and white slip her pots with the rocks she continues to use. Dolores and Claudia are committed to using resources found only at Acoma Pueblo, from the clay to the paints, and the fine yucca tools used for decorating each piece.