Erik Fender Traditional Pottery Design Travel Mug

Item No: 6694

$ 25.00

  • A Shumakolowa Native Arts exclusive! Featuring original pottery designs by award winning San Ildefonso artist Erik Fender. The iconic grey and turquoise imagery on a black background depict symbols traditional to San Ildefonso pottery. Erik Fender builds upon the storied legacy of his mother and grandmother, potters Martha Appleleaf and Carmelita Dunlap.  While the original clay piece is not for sale this poly-resin replica is a meaningful way to bring traditional Pueblo pottery designs into your everyday life. A great gift idea.  

    Collect all five designs only available at Shumakolowa Native Arts.

    • Replica travel mug
    • Features original art by Erik Fender (San Ildefonso Pueblo)
    • Cup measurements: 8-1/8" long x 2-7/8
    • 20 oz. double wall tumbler made of poly-resin
    • Manufactured in China, Printed in USA
    • Threaded drink-thru, spill resistant lid
    • BPA free, hand wash only
  • Erik Fender (Than Tsideh or Sunbird, born 1970) is a highly skilled and creative potter from San Ildefonso Pueblo. His work has been influenced by his mother, Martha Appleleaf, and his grandmother, legendary potter Carmelita Dunlap. Over the years Fender has worked in a variety of styles both traditional and contemporary, including polychrome, black-on-black and black-on-red with sgraffito carving. He is also known for his innovative green-on-black and green-on-red vessels. His designs often include traditional feather patterns as well as his own contemporary interpretations of petroglyphs and animal forms. All of his work is made by hand with clay gathered from San Ildefonso Pueblo and constructed using the traditional coil method. Also a talented painter and sculptor, Fender has won First Place awards at Santa Fe Indian Market and other prestigious shows.
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