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Sandra Victorino, Acoma

Biography to Display: 

1958Acoma Pueblo, New Mexico

 

 

Sandra Victorino, a Contemporary Native American potter, is known for using clay she digs and processes on the Acoma Pueblo for her coil-built thin-walled vessels. Surface techniques employ the fine line designs that are typical of traditional Acoma pieces. Black slip, from the Beeweed plant and white and red slip from native clays are the predominant colors that appear on her pieces.

Victorino learned clay skills watching her grandmother and later worked with her aunt, Dorothy Torivio, also an accomplished Acoma potter. Victorino specializes in vases, teardrop jars, and seed pot forms.  Design motifs include “… spiral designs like the step to step, checkerboard, snowflake, half snowflake, and fine line designs.”[1]

Sandra Victorino was the wife of Cletus Victorino (1956-2013) also a potter from Acoma Pueblo. Victorino is related to Edna Chino (mother), Brian Chino (brother), Greg Victorino (brother-in-law), and the famous Dorothy Torivio (aunt)[2]

Public Collections

Public Collections to Display: 

Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, California

Bibliography

Bibliography to Display: 

Cohen, Lee M. Art of Clay: Timeless Pottery of the Southwest. Santa Fe, NM: Clear Light Publishers, 1993.

Dillingham, Rick and Melinda Elliott. Acoma and Laguna Pottery. Santa Fe, NM: School of American Research Press,1992.

Hayes, Allan, John Blom, and Carol Hayes. Southwestern Pottery: Anasazi to Zuni. Lanham, MD: Taylor Trade Publishing, 2nd ed. 2015.

McFadden, David Revere and Ellen Napiura Taubman. Changing Hands: Art Without Reservation. New York, NY: American Craft Museum, 2002.

 

 

Typical Marks

Sandra Victorino, Acoma NM.

2013
2014
Starry Skies
Date: 2013
Form: Vessel
Materials: Earthenware
Method: Coiled (Earthenware with black slip.)
Surface Technique: Slip
Crocker Art Museum, promised gift of Loren G. Lipson, M.D.
Crocker Art Museum, promised gift of Loren G. Lipson, M.D.
Seed Jar
Date: 2014
Materials: Earthenware
Method: Coiled (Earthenware with black slip.)
Surface Technique: Slip
Crocker Art Museum, promised gift of Loren G. Lipson, M.D.
Crocker Art Museum, promised gift of Loren G. Lipson, M.D.

Citation: Clark, Donald. "The Marks Project." Last modified November 4, 2019. http://www.themarksproject.org:443/marks/victorino