Andy Juanico – Acoma

Published on August 21, 2014 by Carol

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Acoma pottery

Andy Juanico is a full blooded Native American Indian. Hewas born into the Pueblo of the Acoma in 1954. He has been making art since he was 30 years old. He inspired himself to make his art. The lucrative aspect of the business also encouraged him to be creative with his work.

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Andy specializes in making artifacts. He uses gem beads, raw hide, artificial senu, leather straps, duck feathers, horse hair, his creative imagination and the results are very rewarding to him. He turns all of those materials into different artifacts like: dream catchers, spears, dance sticks, cou sticks, and anything his mind can possibly imagine.

Andy attaches his own certificate of authenticity with every piece of art that he creates. It lists his name Andy Juanico, census number and tribe affiliation.

Andy is related to the following artists: Marcus Garcia (brother), and Virginia Garcia (sister-in-law), both make pottery.


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