Preston hand coiled this beautiful seed pot, adding the shifting sands pattern. Preston gave me this informative explanation of this design. “My name is Preston Duwyenie, and I come from the Hopi village of Hotevilla, Arizona. The village I was born into is inundated in and around sand, and the land serves as a means of expression. The textural quality of the land is represented by the rippling lines on the surfaces of the clay vessels. And both the land and the water develop the same texture when the breath of God blows across them” Hopi people believe all waters emanate from Heaven.”

The triangular shaped textured silver addition stands out so beautifully against the plain sparkling orange mica bowl. The red is from the Santa Clara clay slip and then mixed with mica. The silver is cuttlefish bone casting, using sterling silver. He was given his Hopi name, Lomaiquilvaa (Carried in Beauty), after his godmother carried him home asleep late in the evening after his ceremony. His hallmark, on the bottom, is a figure carrying a baby on its back, which signifies his name.

2 ¾” high by 4 ½”” wide

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