Lillie Patricio was born in 1970 into the Acoma Pueblo.
She was inspired to continue the tradition of crafting pottery from
her Father, Mike Patricio, Sr., and her Sister, Samdrea Patricio. She
began experimenting with pottery in 1985 at the age of 15.
Lillie observed her family construct their pottery and this sparked
an interest in pottery making. She also was economically motivated to
pursue the art of working with clay using ancient traditional methods.
Lillie specializes in hand coiled and hand painting on ceramic pottery.
She paints her pottery with very fineline starburst designs. She sections
the pottery then paints on very fine line geometrical patterns and continues
to repeat the pattern around the pottery. Lillie really enjoys painting
the fine line starburst style. She also can paint animals and nature
Lillie signs her pottery as: Lillie Patricio,Pueblo of Acoma, followed
by the year the pottery was made.
Lillie is related to the following artists: Mike Patricio (father),
who makes traditional pottery. Mike Patricio, Jr. (brother) who paints
lightning designs. Samdrea Patricio (sister) who also paints fine line
designs like Lillie.
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