Lilly Maria Salvador is a traditional potter from Acoma Pueblo. She was born into Acoma Pueblo in April 1944, the daughter of Frances Pino Torivio and niece of Lolita Concho. Among her siblings were Wanda Aragon and Ruth Paisano. In the days when those sisters were growing up, the women of the family would all get together in one kitchen or another and make pottery together. So while their primary teacher was their mother Frances, they also got pointers from virtually every other potter in the family. But before becoming a full-time artist, Lilly earned an art degree from New Mexico State University.
Lilly makes (I saw her at the 2021 Santa Fe Indian Market, she's still making pottery) figures, nativities and Anasazi black-on-white and polychrome jars and bowls. She also makes jewelry, she weaves, she embroiders and she paints acrylic canvases.