This unique café-style ceramic mug is a replica of a single beautiful clay pot handcrafted by skilled Ohkay Owingeh artist Clarence Cruz.
This mug features traditional designs of Ohkay Owingeh Pueblo, and evokes the long history of utilitarian ware that the village is known for creating.
Cruz is a skilled potter and pottery instructor, teaching students of all skill levels. He specializes in traditional corrugated polychrome styles, and micaceous pottery.
This replica is practical way to bring the beauty of traditional Pueblo pottery designs into your everyday life, and also makes a great gift.
Holds: 16 oz
Size: 3.25" W x 6" H x 4.5" L
Not dishwasher or microwave safe
About the Artist
Clarence Cruz is Tewa from Ohkay Owingeh, formerly known as San Juan Pueblo, and a graduate of the University of New Mexico.
As a potter and instructor, he works with raw materials that he gathers from different sites on public lands. These materials consist of clays, slips, mineral pigments, volcanic ash, and Rocky Mountain bee weed used for paint (black) or as a binder.
Clarence's traditional pottery firings are outside firings, including reduction firing, oxidation firing, and open firing (fire clouds), but also utilizes kilns when necessary. He instructs classes in Pueblo pottery at graduate and undergraduate levels at the University of New Mexico.