Hopi Pueblo Black Micaceous Clay Disk Shape Pottery Seed Jar by Preston Duwyenie

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Preston Duwyenie, Hopi Pueblo Potter

This is a beautiful wide and low shoulder vessel that was executed in micaceous clay and fired in reduction firing by Hopi Pueblo artist Preston Duwyenie.  The mica in the clay shines beautifully throughout the body. Preston imbedded a silver inset into the clay body that represents shifting sands.  A plexiglas pedestal is provided with the vessel. This jar was made in 2008.

Preston Duwyenie (born 1951) is a Hopi potter from the village of Hotevilla onThird Mesa and is married and living at Santa Clara Pueblo.  He taught ceramics at the Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) in Santa Fe for six years. His Hopi name is Lomaiquilvaa—”Carried in Beauty.”    As a student at IAIA, he had studied under Otellie Loloma who encouraged him to experiment with different techniques. That has been the mantra of his career.  


Condition: this Hopi Pueblo Black Micaceous Clay Disk Shape Pottery Seed Jar by Preston Duwyenie is in original condition

Provenance: from a collection of contemporary pottery of a family from New Jersey

Recommended Reading: Hopi-Tewa Pottery 500 Artist Biographies by Gregory Schaaf

Preston Duwyenie, Hopi Pueblo Potter
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