H x 9 1/4" D
This is just one of those
pieces you have to see to believe. The photos simply cannot do
it justice. As appealing as it appears here, the pottery in person
is exponentially more impressive. The designs literally pull
you toward it as you walk past. There is something about those
concentric bands of arrows that tricks the eye! Add to this the
fact that the piece measures over twelve inches tall, and you
begin to understand why we just had to share it with you!
Sandra Victorino was born
into the Pueblo of the Acoma in 1958. She was inspired to learn
the art of hand coiling pottery from admiring her famous Aunt,
Dorothy Torivio, who is one of Acomas finest potters.
Sandra strongly believes that
traditional ways must be kept alive to continue the long lived
legacy of her people. She gathers the clay from within the sacred
grounds in Acoma. She was taught how to sift clay, hand coil
pottery, paint with a yucca plant, and fire pottery.
Sandra specializes in hand
coiled pottery with spiral designs like the step to step, checker
board, snowflake, half snowflake, and fine line designs. She
will also paint Kokopelli on her pottery from time to time.
Sandra signs her pottery as:
Sandra Victorino, Acoma, NM.
Sandra is related to the following
artists: Edna Chino (mother), Brian Chino (brother), Greg Victorino
(brother-in-law), and the famous Dorothy Torivio (aunt).
-Santa Fe Indian Market
-Gallup Indian Ceremonials
-New Mexico State Fair
-Eighth Northern Shows
-Other awards numerous to list
-Southern Pueblo Pottery 2,000 Artist Biographies
-Art of Clay