Frederica Antonio is a full blooded Native American Indian who was born
in 1968 into the Acoma Pueblo. Frederica was inspired to continue the
long lived family tradition of making pottery by her mother-in-law,
Mildred Antonio. Frederica developed an interest in pottery making while
observing Mildred hand-coil and paint on her pottery. Mildred taught
Frederica all the fundamentals of pottery making. Frederica began making
pottery at the age of 18.
Frederica specializes in contemporary hand coiled pottery with hand
painted intricate eye dazzling designs. She fashions a brush from the
stems of a yucca plant to paint her eye dazzling designs. She also paints
a band on the side of her pottery with kokopelli (god of fertility).
She also paints using different colors of paint so the pottery gives
you a unique three dimensional effect. She hand coils a variety of sizes
and styles, every one of her pots is a one of a kind work of art; there
are no two pieces alike. She signs her masterpieces as: F.V. Antonio,
Acoma, N.M. Frederica is also related to Melissa Antonio (cousin).
-Southwestern Pottery Anasazi to Zuni
-Southern Pueblo Pottery 2,000 Artist Biographies
-2000 New Mexico State Fair 1st Place
-1999 New Mexico State Fair Honorable Mention
-New Mexico State Fair 1st Place
-Gallup Inter Tribal Ceremonies Honorable Mention