Item description for Lucy M. Lewis: American Indian Potter by Susan Peterson...
The Acoma pueblo is the oldest continuously inhabited settlement in North America. This Indian community, which probably dates back over a millennium, was home to one of America's most talented and innovative potters-Lucy M. Lewis (d. 1992). Born around the turn of the century, Lewis rose from humble origins to become one of the most important craftspersons of this century. As mother, matriarch, and artist, she made a monumental statement about her own society. She absorbed the work of her Indian ancestors, and from their ancient designs fashioned a modern sensibility that brought Indian pottery into the twentieth century. She began making pots at an early age, teaching herself from shards she found around her home. With age, practice, and a keen eye came perfection, and eventually admirers. Her pieces are now in the collections of prominent museums in New York, Washington, D.C., and Los Angeles, as well as throughout the Southwest. Susan Peterson's intimate biography is a major accomplishment. It captures the essence of this inspirational woman with candor and affection. Over 220 color plates (and 120 black-and-white photos) convey the life and work of Lucy and her family. Lucy M. Lewis: American Indian Potter not only offers insights into the sources and milieu of Lewis' vast talent, but documents the achievements of one of America's greatest native craftswomen.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 11.72" Width: 8.44" Height: 0.81" Weight: 2.43 lbs.
Release Date Feb 6, 2004
Publisher Kodansha International
ISBN 4770029918 ISBN13 9784770029911
Availability 0 units.
More About Susan Peterson
"Susan Peterson" is Professor Emerita of Ceramics at Hunter College at the City University of New York, and is a practising ceramist whose work has been exhibited throughout the world. Her career spans more than fifty years and includes the founding of five ceramics departments at colleges throughout the United States. She has had her own studio since 1950 and exhibits and lectures in countries around the world, including China. She is also the author of "Working with Clay, Contemporary Ceramics," and "Jun Kaneko."
A member of the International Ceramic Academy, Geneva, she is also a Fellow of the American Craft Council, a recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts grant, of the Lifetime Achievement Award from NCECA (the National Ceramic Education Council of America), and the prestigious Binns Medal from the American Ceramic Society and the New York State College of Ceramics.
"Jan Peterson" is a high school and college ceramic teacher, ceramic artist, and jeweller.
Susan Peterson currently resides in New York City, in the state of New York.
Reviews - What do customers think about Lucy M. Lewis: American Indian Potter?
i have interes for amerikan history,crawt,ceramik Nov 5, 2002
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VERY informatvie and interesting book about Lucy Lewis Jan 3, 1999
This book is easy to read and very interesting. It includes quotes from Lucy Lewis as well as from her children. The book not only discusses her pottery, but also her children's pottery. The book is full of colorful pictures showing the many of styles of pottery done by Lucy Lewis.