Jennifer M. Estevan and Michael Patricio are a couple
that have teamed up to hand coil a very unique style of pottery. Jennifer
was born in 1963, Michael was born in 1968. They were both born into
the Acoma Pueblo. Jennifer began experimenting with pottery making at
the age of 14.
She was inspired to continue the family tradition of pottery making
by her Mother, Virginia Estevan, who taught her all the essentials for
pottery making. Jennifer and Michael contribute equally to the hard
work it takes to make their intricate detailed pottery.
They specialize in the handmade traditional Acoma pottery, designed
with lightning bolt patterns, which is referred to as a revival of Anasazi
All of the ingredients are borrowed from Mother Earth, including the
colors derived from natural pigments. They hand coil a wide variety
of shapes and sizes, however, Jennifer enjoys making the original olla
style the best.
Jennifer signs their pottery as: J. Estevan, Acoma, NM.
Jennifer is related to the following artists: Yvonne Estevan (sister)
and Joe Estevan (brother).
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