Stunning Marquis Lente Laguna Zuni Deer Pottery
This very large handmade pot was hand coiled and hand painted by Marquis Dann-Lente from Laguna pueblo. It is decorated with Zuni-like heart-line deer along with geometric designs, painted over a shiny, almost mirror-like white slip. This is huge pot measuring 14 inches tall by 15 1/ inches wide.
A full-blooded Laguna-Hopi Native American, Marquis is a member of the Water and the Kachina Clans. His inspiration to work the clay came from Preston Duwyenie from the Hopi Pueblo and May Chavez from Acoma Pueblo. They taught him all the fundamentals of working with clay using the ancient traditional methods handed down through the generations. Marquis specializes in hand coiled and hand painted traditional pottery gathering his own clay and colors within the Acoma Pueblo. He fashions his brushes from yucca stems and boils raw plants for the natural colors he uses to paint his vessels with birds, fine lines, rainbow bands, and geometric designs. He fires his pottery the traditional way, outdoors with cedar chips.
Marquis is well known to pottery collectors and the present offering is a stunning illustration of his talents. It is in mint condition. And is signed by the artist.
Sadly, Marquis was killed in a drive-by shooting the last week of May, 2009. The world of pottey lost an incredibly talented and highly promising young artist.
Item No.: A1438
Artist: Marquis Dann-Lente
Size: 14 in H x 15.5 in D