Jackie Histia-Shutiva is a full blooded Native American
Indian. She was born in 1961 into the Acoma Pueblo. She is a member
of the Sun Clan and the Yellow Corn Child Clan.
Jackie was taught the traditional methods used by her ancestors from
her mother, Stella Shutiva at the age of 19. Stella shared all the fundamentals
of working with clay and using ancient hand coiling methods.
Jackie specializes in hand coiled, traditional, contemporary, corrugated
pottery. She gathers her clumps of raw clay from within the Acoma Pueblo.
Then she breaks down the clumps into a fine powder form and mixes with
sand to temper the clay. Once the clay has been properly cleaned and
mixed Jackie begins the hand coiling process by rolling the clay into
snake like coils and building a vessel to a desired shape and size.
Then, she hand pinches her thumbnails into the clay to give it that
corrugated look. Finally, she fires her pottery the traditional way,
On occasion Jackie also hand crafts clay corn symbols in her clay to
denote her Clan origin. Jackie hand coils a wide variety of shapes and
sizes of pottery.
She signs her pottery as: Histia Shutiva, Acoma, NM.
She is related to: Ernest D. Shutiva (father), Stella Shutiva (mother),
B. Gregory Histia (spouse), Shelly Shutiva, Alicia Shutiva, and Lindsey
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