Emma Lewis

Emma Lewis was born into Acoma Pueblo on October 4, 1931, the daughter of Toribio Haskaya Luis and famous Acoma matriarch, Lucy M. Lewis.

Emma was an active potter for more than 40 years, starting around 1952. She worked a lot with Mimbres and Anasazi Revival black-on-white and polychrome ollas, jars, bowls, seedpots, plates and owl figures. She first participated in the Santa Fe Indian Market in 1960 and earned many ribbons and accolades over the four decades she was there.

Emma's work is included in nearly every major institution and private collection including the Heard Museum, Harvard's Wright Collection at the Peabody Museum, Maxwell Museum, Brooklyn Museum of Arts and many more.

Emma passed on in 2013.

Deer heart line design on a polychrome jar
Polychrome jar with deer heart line design
4 in H by 6.25 in Dia
Deer and heart line design on a polychrome jar
Polychrome jar with deer and heart line design
3.75 in H by 5.25 in Dia
Deer, heart line and thundercloud design on a polychrome jar
Polychrome jar decorated with deer, heart line and thundercloud designs
4.75 in H by 7.5 in Dia
Mimbres designs on a black-on-white plate
Black-on-white plate decorated with Mimbres fisherman, fish and geometric designs
1 in H by 10 in Dia
Mimbres animal designs on a polychrome jar
Polychrome jar decorated with Mimbres animal and geometric designs
5.25 in H by 6 in Dia
Geometric design on a polychrome jar
Polychrome jar with geometric design
4.75 in H by 5.25 in Dia
Deer and heart line design on a polychrome jar
Polychrome jar decorated with deer and heart line design
4 in H by 5.75 in Dia
Animal and heart line design on a polychrome bowl
Polychrome bowl decorated with animal and heart line design
4 in H by 6.25 in Dia
Frog and geometric design on a black-on-white seed pot
Black-on-white seed pot decorated with a frog and geometric design
4.5 in H by 4.25 in Dia
Mimbres frog and geometric design on a black-on-white seed pot
Black-on-white seed pot decorated with a Mimbres frog and geometric design
2 in H by 3.5 in Dia
Mimbres deer and geometric design on a miniature black-on-white bowl A miniature black-on-white bowl with Mimbres deer and geometric design
1.75 in H by 2.25 in Dia
Mimbres bighorn ram and geometric design on a miniature black-on-white bowl Miniature black-on-white bowl with a Mimbres bighorn ram and geometric design
1.25 in H by 2 in Dia
Mimbres animal, lightning bolt and geometric design on a miniature black-on-white bowl Miniature black-on-white bowl with a Mimbres animal, lightning bolt and geometric design
1.75 in H by 1.75 in Dia