Acoma Sky City Pueblo
Sharon Lewis is a full blooded Native American Indian.
She was born in 1959 and is a member of the Red Corn Clan from the Acoma
Sharon was inspired to continue the long lived family tradition of hand
coiling pottery by Marilyn Ray and other family members. They taught
Sharon all the fundamentals of making pottery using traditional methods.
The lucrative aspect of the business also inspired Sharon in the early
years. Sharon has been working with clay since 1978.
Sharon specializes in hand coiled miniature seed pots. She gathers her
natural clay and other pigments from within the Acoma Pueblo. The clay
is cleaned, mixed, shaped, sanded, painted, and fired outdoors. Her
designs are animals, kokopelli’s, mimbres designs, and various
geometric or fine line designs. She sometimes collaborates with her
husband and they make pottery together. She is related to Diane Lewis,
Carolyn Lewis, Judy Lewis, Rebecca Lucario (sisters-in-law), and Bernard
E. Lewis (husband). Sharon signs her pottery as: Sharon Lewis, Acoma,
followed by a corn symbol to denote her clan origin.
-Southern Pueblo Pottery 2,000 Artist Biographies
-Southwestern Pottery Anasazi to Zuni
-Collections of Southwestern Pottery
-Southwestern Pottery 1999 Edition
-1999 Santa Fe Indian Market 1st and 2nd
-Eighth Northern Pueblos Exhibit
-New Mexico State Fair
-Red Earth Show 1995 1st place