Photo by: Nate Lemuel of Darklisted Photography

My name is Michelle Lowden my pronouns are ‘she and her’. I am the founder and owner of Milo Creations. I am a daughter of the Bear Clan passed down from my mother Roberta Charlie and Yellow Corn Clan passed down from my father Aaron Lowden. I am fortunate to call my ancestral home, the Pueblo of Acoma (known as Aa’ku in Keres) my current home. Within the past couple of years, I’ve not only started working for my tribe for the first time, as a Program Coordinator at Acoma Health and Human Services Division but also, I became a mother for the first time. Though working for my tribe is something that has brought me such pride - I have been working to honor my heritage through art when I started Milo Creations in 2009, which has grown from creating Acoma-influenced jewelry to offering products such as wool blankets, silk scarves and graphic work.  

Photo courtesy of: Ideum 


Previous Work

  • May 2014- Michelle has been an Inspired Natives Collaborator since 2014 and is the first arts entrepreneur to participate in Eighth Generation's Inspired Natives Project. Click link to learn more about the Inspired Natives Project 

  • January 2015- Michelle was one of two artists to be selected for the Rising Artists Fellowship along side artist, Randy Barton. Each artist created a large scale installation inside the hotels room at the Nativo Lodge in ABQ, NM. Click link to learn more about the Nativo Lodge room installation.

  • November 2017- Michelle participated in a 360 degree Pueblo pottery mapping system with New Mexico based company, Ideum. Click link to learn more about the Exploring Pueblo Pottery Project.

Experimental Pottery Project Brings Traditional Designs to Life