H x 4 1/4" D
Mary Louise Eteeyan was born
into the Jemez Pueblo in 1942. She was inspired to learn the
art of pottery making, by observing several of her friends hand
coil their pottery. She began experimenting with pottery making
in 1978 at the age of 34.
Mary Louise specializes in
the handmade Jemez style butterfly bowls with lids. She also
hand coils wedding vases and various shapes of pottery. Mary
gathers her own clay from the grounds within the Pueblo. Then,
she soaks the clay, grinds, sifts, cleans, mixes, hand coils,
shapes, hand paints, and fires her pottery the traditional way,
Mary Louise uses all natural
pigments to construct her pottery. Her coiling and painting skills
are among one of the most precise around today.
Mary signs her pottery as:
Mary Louise Eteeyan, Jemez.
Mary is related to the following
artists: Anna Marie Sendo (mother) and Kimberly Eteeyan (daughter).
-New Mexico State Fair 1st place
-Eighth Northern Arts & Crafts Show 1st place
-Gallup Indian Ceremonials
-Southern Pueblo Pottery 2,000 Artist Biographies
-Featured Artist in Southwest Magazine