Acoma horse hair pottery

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Last updated on Mar 25, 2020

Great selection of large and medium pieces!


Eric Louis

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About PuebloAcomaPottery

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Enjoy sharing meanings taught by grandmother and parents

Originally Acoma is known for the hand coiled, painted pottery which Eric still creates. About 38 years ago Eric’s mother, Corrine (bear clan), while firing a batch of painted pottery. Accidentally had one of her own hairs fall onto the pottery while it was still hot. From this mishap a unique way of decorating the pottery was invented. To add further creation to the pottery she collaborated with Eric’s father, Gary (yellow corn), to add etching to the pottery after the firing.
Eric’s lineage stems from renowned potters Marie Z Chino, Carrie Chino-Charlie, Corrine Louis, & Gary “yellow corn”.
Inspiration from his family created a great foundation of traditional & contemporary Acoma pottery. All the stories and meanings are told if you’ve gotten a chance to meet Eric. Eric, along with his wife Reena, are teaching their children; Trevor, Marisa, & Kirah.

Traditional & Painted pottery Acoma pottery are available for purchase. Description on each piece will be provided.

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  • Corrine Louis

    Acoma Pueblo, NM

    Corrine is a 3rd generation Acoma pottery from “sky city”. She was taught by Marie Z. Chino & Carrie Chino- Charlie respectively. She coils and paints the traditional Acoma style of pottery. She has reached elite status with many awards and admirers of this very unique form of pottery making.

  • Gary “yellow corn” Louis

    Acoma Village, NM

    Gary “yellow corn” taught Eric on the Acoma reservation how to create the innovative pottery that is called Acoma horse hair pottery. For over 15 years, both travel around the southwest United States selling & sharing the stories of Acoma horse hair pottery.

  • Kirah Louis

    Albuquerque, NM

    Kirah is the granddaughter of Corrine & Gary "yellowcorn". As well as the daughter of Eric & Reena. Kirah draws her inspiration from her grand parents. She has seen her great-grandmother and grandmother's work throughout the United States. Kirah carries on many generations of designs and culture. She has entered small pieces into the New Mexico state fair were she earned honorable mention.

  • Marisa Louis

    Albuquerque, NM

    Marisa is a 5th generation potter. She is the daughter of Eric & Reena. Marisa was taught and inspired by her grandparents Gary "yellowcorn" & Corrine Louis.

  • Reena Louis

    Albuquerque, NM

    Reena does the hand painted pieces with a yucca brush. Certain pieces are collaborative with her husband Eric. Designs were handed down from her grandmother.

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