Frederica Antonio
Acoma

Autumn Checkerboard

8" H x 7 1/2" D


This impressive piece is reminiscent of Frederica's earlier works in that it presents a stunning array of geometrically diverse patterns. Where this piece deviates is the unique use of a subtle green slip in the checkerboard area around the neck, and - impressively - it features a whopping total of eight different design panels all the way around the vase! Take a look for yourself!


Frederica Antonio was born in 1968 into the Acoma Pueblo. Frederica was inspired to continue the long lived family tradition of making pottery by her mother-in-law, Mildred Antonio.

Frederica developed an interest in pottery making while observing Mildred hand-coil and paint on her pottery. Mildred taught Frederica all the fundamentals of pottery making. Frederica began making pottery at the age of 18.

Frederica specializes in contemporary hand coiled pottery with hand painted intricate eye dazzling designs. She fashions a brush from the stems of a yucca plant to paint her eye dazzling designs. She also paints a band on the side of her pottery with kokopelli (god of fertility).

She also paints using different colors of paint so the pottery gives you a unique three dimensional effect. She hand coils a variety of sizes and styles, every one of her pots is a one of a kind work of art; there are no two pieces alike.

She signs her masterpieces as: F.V. Antonio, Acoma, N.M. Frederica is also related to Melissa Antonio (cousin).

Awards:
-2000 New Mexico State Fair 1st Place
-1999 New Mexico State Fair Honorable Mention
-New Mexico State Fair 1st Place
-Gallup Inter Tribal Ceremonies Honorable Mention

Publications:
-Southwestern Pottery Anasazi to Zuni
-Southern Pueblo Pottery 2,000 Artist Biographies



Gallery Price: $3,600.00

Sale: $2,880.00
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