Frederica Antonio was born into Acoma Pueblo in 1968. She was inspired to continue the longstanding family tradition of making pottery by her mother-in-law, Mildred Antonio.
Frederica developed an interest in pottery-making while observing Mildred hand-coil and paint her pottery. Mildred taught her all the fundamentals of pottery-making, and Frederica began making pottery at the age of 18.
Specializing in contemporary hand-coiled pottery with hand-painted intricate eye-dazzling designs, Frederica creates a variety of sizes and styles, and every one of her pots is a one-of-a-kind work of art with no two pieces alike. She fashions brushes from the leaves of the yucca plant to paint her pottery, and uses different colors to give a unique three-dimensional effect.