Adrienne Roy Keene

Adrienne Roy Keene is a traditional potter born into Acoma Pueblo in 1956. Her mother, Juanita Keene, taught her everything she knew about making traditional Acoma pottery and today, Adrienne is one of the finest miniature artists at Acoma Pueblo.

She began producing pottery for the marketplace around 1970. Many of her pieces are topped with the triangular imprint she uses for corrugation, which she then surrounds with intricate painted Anasazi and Mimbres designs.

Adrienne makes Mimbres and Anasazi revival black-on-white and polychrome bowls, jars, corrugated ware, seed pots, non-traditional new forms and miniatures, as well as some jewelry. Over the years her work has won numerous awards at the Heard Museum Guild Indian Art Market & Fair and more than 10 awards since 1980 at the Santa Fe Indian Market, including Best of Division and Collector's Choice.

You can almost always tell a piece of Adrienne's pottery by the corrugated medallion, usually in red or white and usually at the top of the piece.

A geometric design and corrugated flat top on a polychrome jar
Polychrome jar with geometric design
and corrugated flat top

1.75 in H by 2.5 in Dia
Flat-top seed pot with a geometric design on the side and corrugated top Corrugated flat top on a polychrome seed pot with a geometric design
2 in H by 2.75 in Dia
Miniature polychrome canteen with a geometric design and corrugated medallion A corrugated medallion surrounded by a geometric design on a miniature polychrome canteen
0.75 in H by 1.5 in Dia
Snowflake fine line, corrugated top surface and a geometric design on a polychrome seed pot
Corrugated top on a polychrome seed pot with a black-on-white snowflake fine line and geometric design
2.5 in H by 5.25 in Dia