Acoma owl figures have been a favorite of collectors since they were created. During the 1880’s, the railroad caused a major change in the pottery market, with smaller more manageable pieces being made for travel. This wonderful wide-eyed owl was hand created by renowned potter Marie Z. Chino from native clay, is slipped with the traditional white slip, stone polished and painted with vegetal red and black. This sweet little bird stands upright with carefully painted feathers and wings.
Marie Z. Chino (1907-1982) is considered to be one of Acoma Pueblo’s most accomplished potters. Her work is recognized and included in museums and collections world-wide. In addition to creating prize-winning pottery for more than 50 years, Marie taught her children the art. Her daughters Carrie Chino Charlie, Rose Chino Garcia and Grace Chino all went on to be accomplished potters.
Condition: fine – original condition with one tiny scuff on the beak
Provenance: Purchased from the artist at Santa Fe Indian Market.