Nathaniel Vallo is a full blooded Native American Indian. He was born
into the Pueblo of Acoma in 1965.
He was inspired by all of his family members to carry on the tradition
of crafting pottery. He has been creating his intricate work since 1985.
Working with art has always come naturally to Nathaniel. He has always
had a creative mind and has established himself as a fine artisan with
his unique techniques and styles.
Nathaniel specializes in the hand etched ceramic pottery featuring Kokopelli,
geometric designs, mimbres designs, animals, and kachina dancers with
intricate pueblo backgrounds. Every pot he etches is different, there
are no 2 alike.
He applies the paint to his pottery and then he begins etching his intricate
masterpieces by hand. Nathaniel said, “A vision of ancestry comes
to mind in every piece of pottery that I etch.” Nathaniel pours
his heart into his precise intricate art work and is very proud of his
accomplishments. According to Nathaniel, working with his style of art
is very relaxing and completes his day.
He signs his work as: N.Vallo, Acoma, NM.
Nathaniel is related to the following artists: Frederica Antonio, Melissa
Antonio (sisters), Clara Santiago (aunt), Felix Poncho (uncle), and
the late Rose Poncho (grandmother).
-New Mexico State Fair 2nd & 3rd place
-Various arts and crafts shows
-Southern Pueblo Pottery 2,000 Artist Biographies