937. Description: Native American Nathaniel Vallo Acoma Pottery. This is a green ware pottery piece with intricately carved detail in the design. Size: 4” x 6”. Condition: Excellent
Nathaniel Vallo was born into the Acoma Pueblo 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 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. He applies the paint to his pottery and then begins etching intricate masterpieces by hand. "A vision of ancestry comes to mind in every piece of pottery I etch," Nathaniel said. He pours his heart into his artwork 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: N. Vallo, Acoma, NM. Nathaniel is related to: Frederica Antonio, Melissa Antonio (sisters), Clara Santiago (aunt), Felix Poncho (uncle) and the late Rose Poncho (grandmother). (Source Cameron Trading Post)