Innovative Preston Duwyenie White Seed Pot with Inlaid Sterling Silver

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Preston Duwyenie, Hopi Pueblo Potter
  • Category: Modern
  • Origin: Hopi Pueblo, Hopituh Shi-nu-mu
  • Medium: clay, silver, with acrylic base
  • Size:
    4-½” Height x 8-½” Diameter (including stand)
  • Item # C4848ZY
  • Price: $2500

Artist Preston Duwyenie hallmark which is a silhouette of a mother carrying her baby on her back.This highly innovative wide and low shoulder white seed pot by Preston Duwyenie features a sculpted shifting sands design, elegantly enhanced with inlaid sterling silver. The intricate craftsmanship and unique combination of materials highlight Duwyenie's exceptional skill and artistic vision, creating a piece that is both visually striking and richly symbolic.

Preston Duwyenie (born 1951) is a Hopi potter from the village of Hotevilla on Third 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: excellent condition

Provenance: this Innovative Preston Duwyenie White Seed Pot with Inlaid Sterling Silver is from the estate of a Santa Fe resident

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Shown with specially-made acrylic stand (optional to use).

Preston Duwyenie, Hopi Pueblo Potter
  • Category: Modern
  • Origin: Hopi Pueblo, Hopituh Shi-nu-mu
  • Medium: clay, silver, with acrylic base
  • Size:
    4-½” Height x 8-½” Diameter (including stand)
  • Item # C4848ZY
  • Price: $2500

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