Acoma Pueblo

Brian Chino, “Kee-Yu-Wy-Sde-Wa”, is a full blooded Native American Indian from the pueblo of Acoma. He has been hand coiling pottery since 1988. Brian was encouraged to continue the long lived tradition of hand coiling pottery by several of his family members, who are established artisans. However, his mother, Edna Chino, was his biggest inspiration. She taught him all the fundamentals of making pottery using ancient methods passed down to her from her ancestors.

Brian is well known for his detailed fine line designs on miniature pottery. He also was taught how to make southwestern clothing. Brian specializes in hand coiled pottery. Brian is a multi-talented artist, Who also specializes in making handmade clothing for men and women with an emphasis on southwestern styles.

He gathers his clay and other natural pigments from within the Acoma Pueblo. Then, he cleans his clay, mixes, hand coils, shapes, sands, paints, and fires his pottery outdoors. He hand coils pots, plates, vases, wedding vases, bowls, and miniature pottery. He signs his pottery as: Brian Chino, Acoma.

-New Mexico State Fair 1st & 2nd Place
-New Mexico State Fair 1st clothing
-Gallup Inter-Tribal Ceremonial 1st Place
-Texas Indian Market 1st Place
-Colorado Indian Market 1st Place

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