Carlos Laate Pueblo Pottery Mug

Item No: 9214

$ 25.00

  • A Shumakolowa Native Arts exclusive! This unique café-style ceramic mug is a replica of a single beautiful clay pot handcrafted by Carlos Laate of Zuni Pueblo. Laate handcrafted traditional pottery adorned with a beautiful “Deer in the House” design. His elegant deer features a traditional heartline which is a symbol that represents breath as the life force of the deer.

    • Collectible tall café-style mug
    • Based on original by artist Carlos Laate (Zuni Pueblo)
    • Cup measurements: 6" H x 4-1/2" L x 3-1/4" W
    • 16 oz
    • Ceramic
    • This Item is Not Dishwasher or Microwave safe
    • The mugs are designed by Pueblo artists from New Mexico, and printed in the USA on imported ceramics.

  • Carlos began making pottery around 1987, and also crafts jewelry and carvings. His destiny as an artist was almost certain, as his mother was a jeweler, his father a carver, leatherworker, and welder, and his grandmother and aunt renowned potters Daisy Hooee and Jennie Laate.

    Carlos looks to ancient pots found in museums, and potsherds found while walking near his Zuni home, to inspire the designs of his work. It was his grandparents who explained the meanings behind the images he found. “What they taught me was that all the designs that are on the pot are the prayers we use in our daily lives – to have a good life, to have a successful life, and asking for longevity.”

    See more work by Carlos and learn more on his featured artist page HERE
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