Kim Vallo is a full blooded Native American Indian. She was born in
1968 into the Acoma Pueblo. Kim is a member of the Red Corn Clan and
the Small Oak Clan. She grew up in Grants, N.M. Her inspiration for
continuing a long lived tradition comes from many different sources.
However, her immediate family is where her encouragement to learn to
paint comes from. The lucrative aspect of the business also was inspiration
for her to become an artist. While attending school she would often
catch herself drawing lines on paper.
Kim specializes hand painting ceramic pottery. She hand paints fine
line, feather, and starburst patterns on a wide variety of shaped pots
like wedding vases, water jugs, olla’s, and traditional shapes.
She has recently sparked an interest in hand coiling traditional pottery.
She is currently in the early stages of becoming a traditional hand
coiling artist. She is currently working mainly with miniature pottery.
However, Kim feels she needs more practice with hand coiling pottery
the way of her ancesstors.
She signs her pottery as: Kim Vallo, Acoma, N.M. Kim is related to Leland
Vallo, Thomas Vallo (brothers), and the late Simon & Marie Vallo
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