Darin & Michelle Pasquale – Acoma and Laguna

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Laguna Acoma Sgraffito Jar
by D.M. PasqualeLaguna

Darin & Michelle Pasquale are full blooded Native American Indians. Darin was born in 1965 and belongs to the Pueblo of the Acoma and Michelle, born in 1969, belongs to the Pueblo of Laguna. They were inspired to craft pottery by their creativity and economic motivation. Michelle at a young age would enjoy watching her Aunt, Sally R. Garcia, hand coil her pottery.

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They specialize in crafting the black and red etched ceramic pottery. Michelle paints on the colors and designs the etchings. Darin carves out the etchings on the pottery. They enjoy etching the hummingbird which represents femininity, and the bear, which represents strength and power.They sign their pottery as: D.M. PasqualeLaguna-Acoma, NM.

They are related to the following artists: Paul Lucario, Jr. (father), Art Lucario (uncle), Ray Lucario (cousin), and Sally Garcia (aunt).


  • New Mexico State Fair 1st place 1990, 1993,and 1996
  • New Mexico Doll and Ceramic Expo (2) 1st place
  • Publications:

  • Southern Pueblo Pottery 2,000 Artist Biographies
  • Mary Laura’s Calendar
  • Source: pueblodirect

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