P.O. Box 350 Pueblo of Acoma, NM, 87034

(505) 980-1647

Innovators of Acoma horse hair pottery, check events tab for next art show.

Innovators of Acoma horse hair pottery, check events tab for next art show.


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About Us

Gary “yellowcorn & Corrine Louis

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Corrine & Gary Louis (husband) are both from the Pueblo of Acoma, also called Sky City.  Corrine was first introduced to pottery making at a young age by her Grandmother, Marie Z. Chino, Mother of Carrie Chino-Charlie, respectively.  The family has been known for pottery making for many years, Corrine and Gary are carrying on the family tradition of working with pottery.  Their children; Eric, RGary, Kayla & Mason are carrying on the tradition, as well as grandchildren; Trevor, Marisa, LauRen, & Kirah.  Corrine and Gary first came across the idea of using horse hair on their pottery, after Corrine pulled out a recently fired batch of pottery, when one of her own strands of hair fell on the pottery and scorched the pot.  It was from this accident that the idea of using such method to decorate pottery was invented therefore, Gary and Corrine are credited with this style of pottery.  There were many trial and errors that took place over several years, until they mastered the art of what is now called “Acoma Horse Hair Pottery.” Gary will also etch on the pottery to create an even greater contrast and style to the horse hair pottery.  Gary and Corrine can do other traditional styles of Acoma pottery, but since horse hair has become so popular, they have devoted a great deal of their time doing this style.