and Travis Lewis - Santa Clara/Pima Pueblo
Travis and Rosemary Lewis are full blooded Native Americans
born into the Santa Clara-Tewa/Pima Pueblo. Travis was born in 1951
and Rosemary was born in 1952. Rosemary began experimenting with
pottery at the age of 9. She was inspired to learn the pottery making
process from her Mother, Olaria Sisneros. Travis was inspired by
Mary Cain, who is also is a famous potter from the Santa Clara Pueblo.
Travis and Rosemary specialize in the traditional black Santa Clara
hand coiled and etched pottery, featuring kokopelli. They both participate
in all procedures of the pottery making process. They dig up the
clay from a sacred ground within the Santa Clara Pueblo. There are
different stages involved in order to prepare the clay to begin
shaping into pottery. They mix, hand coil, shape, etch, and fire
the pottery the traditional way, outdoors. They enjoy etching kokopelli
(the flute player) on their pottery. They sign their pottery as
Rose M. Lewis, Santa Clara Pueblo, followed by the letter T incorporated
into a letter L. Travis and Rosemary are related to many other famous
potters, among them are Geraldine Naranjo and Kevin Naranjo (cousins).
This is a highly polished hand-formed
Santa Clara blackware pot. It is in excellent condition. Made
in 1997. The pot is incised on the bottom "Rose M Lewis
Santa Clara Pueblo, 97's " and measures 6 1/4" height
x 7 1/4" diameter. Heavily etched featuring a kokopelli
Gallery Cost: $1825. Does not include applicable sales
tax, shipping and packing cost.
This highly polished hand-formed Santa
Clara incised black pot is in excellent condition. The pot
is incised on the bottom "Rose M Lewis L Santa Clara
Pueblo 5/05" and measures 10 3/4" height x 9 1/4"
diameter. This beautiful heavy pot features two kokopelli
Gallery Cost: $2695. Does not include applicable
sales tax, shipping and packing cost.