Born in 1970, Erik Fender is the son of Martha Appleleaf from San Ildefonso. Both he and his mother are included in FOURTEEN FAMILIES IN PUEBLO POTTERY, and the new Greg Schaaf book on the Northern Pueblo families. Erik’s grandmother, Carmelita Dunlap (deceased) was a great influence on his work. Erik is a creative and talented potter. He uses all traditional techniques in his pottery making, but creates unique shapes and often uses interesting green slip in his work. He combines traditional feather patterns with his own interpretations of petroglyphs and animal forms. His pots are nicely shaped – and beautifully polished. We were so fortunate to have a one man exhibit for Erik. What a delightful guest!