Hopi Pueblo Red Pottery Seed Jar with Patterned Rim by Preston Duwyenie [SOLD]


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Preston Duwyenie, Hopi Pueblo Potter

Artist Signature - Preston Duwyenie, Lomaiquilvaa Hopi Potter This Hopi Pueblo pottery jar by Preston Duwyenie features a surprise Kokopelli figure painted on the interior at the bottom. A beautiful smooth burnish and a slight fire cloud from the outdoor firing complete the exterior finish. The rim is beautifully sculpted with diamond shapes growing as they descend from the rim to the shoulder. He signed his last name on the underside.

Preston Duwyenie (b.1951), whose Hopi name is Lomaiquilvaa “carried in beauty,”  is a Hopi-Tewa Indian from the village of Hotevilla on Third Mesa. He attended early school at Hotevilla, and High School in Scottsdale, AZ. He studied under Otellie Loloma at the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, and then obtained a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Colorado State University.  He taught for 6 years at IAIA and 2 years as a graduate teaching assistant at Colorado State University.

His work today often includes imbedded silver pieces in his clay objects. Earlier, however, he produced more traditional pottery pieces such as this one.

Condition: this Hopi Pueblo Red Pottery Seed Jar with Patterned Rim by Preston Duwyenie is in very good condition

Provenance: The previous owner purchased this in the 1970s. 

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

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Alternate View of this bowl from the top.

Preston Duwyenie, Hopi Pueblo Potter
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