She spent her life in the place she was born, Acoma Pueblo. As a very young girl there, under the guidance of her great-aunt, Lucy Lewis began to learn the traditional art of Acoma pottery. Over the next 80-plus years, she not only mastered that art but changed it, and in the process helped to bring a new appreciation to Native Art. On March 12, Albuquerque's Indian Pueblo Cultural Center looks at the artistic legacy of the late Lucy Lewis.
Andrew Thomas, Native Art Specialist at the Center's Shumakolowa Gallery, says that Lucy Lewis was a modern champion of an ancient tradition -- the time-consuming "old method" of making pottery.