Her grandmother and mother were well-known potters who helped advance Acoma pottery making. Jackie continues the tradition of prehistoric-style “corrugated” pots, popularized by her late mother, Stella Shutiva, and revived by her grandmother, Jessie Garcia. She uses an octagonal carpenter’s pencil that was inherited from her mother to make the corrugations in each coil of a pot. The result, in Acoma’s pure white clay, is like festive frosting, but also very like the pots found in archeological digs – only cleaner and in one piece. Jackie produces a wide variety of well-formed shapes and sizes.
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