Ivan Lewis (1919 - ?), learned pottery making from his mother, Lucy Lewis of Acoma, married Rita in 1944 and moved to Cochiti Pueblo.

Rita Lewis (1920-1991), learned the art from her mother, Ascencion Banada.

Ivan and Rita often collaborated as a pottery-making team.

 

Vessel Forms: Starting making Cochiti Storytellers around 1973.

References:

American Indian Art Magazine

Winter 1988, Vol. 14 No. 1

(Storyteller pictured, page 35)

 

 

Revised: 12/23/2008

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