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Antonio, Mildred
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1950
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Acoma pottery , New Mexico , Indian pottery -- Southwest, New , Decorative arts
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Acoma pot
Olla
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Mildred Antonio from the pueblo of Acoma is the daughter of Joe & Mrs. Torivio. She learned to make pottery from her Aunt Marie Torivio. Mildred has been making traditional polychrome fineline jars, bowls and wedding vases since 1953. Some of her favorite designs include deer and bears with heartlines, diagonal swirl patterns, flowers and antelope. Mildred received an award for 2nd place at the New Mexico State Fair in 1991.She has been exhibiting her pottery at the Eight Northern Indian Pueblos Arts & Crafts Show since 1994 to the present. Mildred passed on her pottery making skills to her daughters-in-law Melissa C. Antonio and Frederica Antonio who have both received recognition and awards for their work. Mildred and Melissa sometimes work together making pots. Mildred currently resides in San Fidel, New Mexico. -- From the Morgan Collection of Southwest Pottery website
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Wichita State University. Lowell D. Holmes Museum of Anthropology.
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