|Hand Coiled Laguna Pot
Artist: Marquis Dann-Lente (Deceased 2009)
Size: 6" Tall x 7 1/4" Wide
Marquis Dann-Lente creates outstanding pots. Although he is not yet widely known he is becoming one of the outstanding names in pueblo pottery. At the age of 37 he is in a league of potters with twice his years of experience. Those who have purchased his work over the last several years that we have carried it can see that the value of his pottery is increasing rapidly. (Marquis Dann-Lente Passed away in 2009)
A full blooded Laguna-Hopi Native American, Marquis is a member of the Water and the Kachina Clans. He was inspired and taught to work in clay by Preston Duwywnie from the Hopi Pueblo and by 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. He signs his pottery: Lente, Laguna.
Marquis' work has perfect lines, color and shape - far beyond his years of experience but outstanding nonetheless and beyond what many seasoned potters produce. His pots are thin walled and very light in the Acoma tradition. They chime beautifully. His work is presented in Gregory Schaaf's "Southern Pueblo Pottery: 2000 Artist Biographies".
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