Handmade Acoma pot by artist Frederica Antonio. This pot has some very precise line work (you may see if you zoom in on the picture). Most tribes from the southwest have different techniques for getting the line work so uniform. Frederica shows her extreme talent as she makes thousands of tiny squares on her pots, then she paints them in to make geometric designs that are stunning to the eye. Another thing that is notable is how thin walled this pot is, it is more like fine china than anything else.
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 the fundamentals of pottery making. Frederica began making pottery when she was 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. She uses different colors of paint to create a unique three-dimensional effect. She hand coils a variety of sizes and styles making every one of her pots is a one of a kind work of art. She signs her work with: F.V. Antonio, Acoma, N.M. Frederica is the cousin of Melissa Antonio.