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Wallace Nez, Jr., a Navajo
potter, is originally from Aneth, Utah, on the Navajo reservation.
He was raised by his loving grandparents, Roy Harvey and the
late Daisy J. Harvey, to whom he dedicates his success. Wallace
continues to receive inspiration from the world around him as
well as his friends and family.
Wallace became interested
in art at an early age. He particularly enjoyed pencil sketching
and ceramic projects. He has been potting for 15 years, and sold
his first piece when he was 12 years old.
At age 15 he was awarded one
of the top five Entrepreneurs Awards given in the state of Utah.
It was this award that encouraged Wallace to become committed
to his pursuit of excellence in pottery.
Wallace forms his pottery
using the traditional method of hand coiling and pinching Native
clay. His designs are a combination of traditional and contemporary,
using varied techniques to produce a timeless work of art.
Wallace's dedication and passion
shows in every piece of his work. He beleives that his ability
to create such beautiful pieces is a gift from God for which
he will always be thankful.
Wallace has won numerous awards
for his work, including Best of Show at 2002 West Valley Invitiational
Native American Art Festival. He has also received first place
ribbons at the Santa Fe Indian Market (2001, 2000, 1999) and
Best of Division at the Museum of Northern Arizona (1999