Acoma / Laguna Pueblo

Arthur Lucario was born in 1942. He is half Acoma and half Laguna.

He started out as a silver smith, where he made jewelry and eventually learned how to craft pottery and hand carve Hopi style kachinas. He was inspired to craft pottery by his sister, Sally Garcia.

Arthur specializes in the hand etched ceramic pottery with the red and black etchings.

Arthur also carves kachinas on cotton woodroot. He paints on the colors and then crafts his designs on the pottery. He crafts a wide variety of shapes and sizes.

He doesn’t use stencils at all. He draws his designs on the greenware and then etches his pottery. His wife, Velma Lucario will often help Arthur with his art.

Arthur signs his pottery as: A&V Lucario, Laguna.

-1995 New Mexico State Fair 1st place

-Southern Pueblo Pottery 2,000 Artist Biographies