Paula Estevan - Jars 1

Photo of Acoma Pueblo potter Paula Estevan
Paula Estevan

Paula Estevan is a potter born in Acoma Pueblo in 1967. She learned the art of making pottery in the traditional way from her mother, Patricia Estevan, and from Mary Chino and Victoria Garcia. She's been producing pottery since 1986. She has never showed in either the Santa Fe Indian Market or the Eight Northern Pueblos Arts and Crafts Show.

Paula’s hand coiled pots are exceptional examples of Acoma pottery with perfect shape and fine, thin walls. Her design process involves selecting a single Acoma design element and repeating it in an extremely fine progressive pattern across the entire surface of the pot, creating an often dizzying-to-the-eyes finished product.

Acoma stepped geometric design on a black and white jar
Black and white jar with stepped geometric design
5 1/4 in H by 6 1/2 in Dia
Acoma stepped design on a black and white jar
Black and white jar with stepped design
4 1/2 in H by 5 3/4 in Dia
Traditional geometric design on a black and white jar
Black and white jar with traditional geometric design
4 1/2 in H by 5 3/4 in Dia
Traditional geometric design on a black and white jar
Black and white jar with traditional geometric design
4 1/2 in H by 5 3/4 in Dia
Traditional geometric design on a black and white jar
Black and white jar with geometric design
8 1/4 in H by 9 1/4 in Dia
Geometric design on a black and white jar
Black and white jar with geometric design
4 1/4 in H by 5 3/4 in Dia
Geometric design on a black and white jar
Black and white jar with geometric design
4 1/2 in H by 5 1/2 in Dia
Geometric design on a black and white jar
Black and white jar with geometric design
4 in H by 5 1/2 in Dia
Geometric design on a black and white jar
Black and white jar with geometric design
4 1/2 in H by 5 1/2 in Dia
Interlocking geometric design on a black and white jar
Black and white jar with interlocking geometric design
4 1/2 in H by 5 3/4 in Dia
Geometric design on a black and white jar
Black and white jar with geometric design
4 1/4 in H by 5 1/4 in Dia
Lightning bolt design on a black and white jar
Black and white jar with lightning bolt design
5 1/4 in H by 8 1/4 in Dia
Geometric design on a black and white jar
Black and white jar with a geometric design
4 1/4 in H by 5 1/2 in Dia
Interlocking geometric design on a black and white jar
Black and white jar with interlocking geometric design
7 3/4 in H by 9 1/4 in Dia
Geometric design on a black and white jar
Black and white jar with geometric design
4 1/4 in H by 5 3/4 in Dia
Swirl geometric design on a black and white jar
Black and white jar with swirl geometric design
4 in H by 5 in Dia
Geometric design on a black and white jar
Black and white jar with geometric design
4 3/4 in H by 6 in Dia
Geometric design on a black and white jar
Black and white jar with geometric design
4 in H by 5 1/4 in Dia
Geometric Mimbres design on a black and white jar
Black and white jar with a geometric Mimbres design
5 in H by 6 3/4 in Dia
Geometric design on a black and white jar
Black and white jar with a geometric design
4 1/4 in H by 5 1/2 in Dia
Swirl geometric design on a black and white jar
Black and white jar with a swirl geometric design
4 1/2 in H by 5 3/4 in Dia
Swirl step design on a black and white jar
Black and white jar with a swirl step design
5 in H by 6 3/4 in Dia
Geometric design on a black and white jar
Black and white jar with a geometric design
4 3/4 in H by 5 3/4 in Dia
Geometric design on a black and white jar
Black and white jar with a geometric design
3 1/4 in H by 4 1/4 in Dia