For many years we have carried the works of Michael Kanteena, one of very few potters from the Laguna Pueblo. This small Pueblo is near Acoma, off of I-40 in New Mexico.
Michael is an award winning potter whose work is based on loose representations of pre-Columbian, Mesa Verde, Chacoan and Mimbres designs. He mixes these patterns and shapes together and has created a look that is completely his own.
Michael also creates, out of Native Clay, images of Kachina Dolls that look like they are a hundred years old!
His work just makes you feel good to look at and hold!
Today, we are pleased to have one of the largest collections of Kanteenaâ€™s works in the country. We have a large selection of pieces from him and in addition have just received a great collection of his early work on consignment from a collector.
Most of these spectacular pieces are on our web site and we will be adding more in the next week.
I have enjoyed Michaelâ€™s work for many years. I first saw it at the Mesa Verde Memorial Day Art show and enjoyed meeting the artist. He is a warm and open person who talks about his work with a confidence and ease that is refreshing.
He has created a unique and special spot in the Pueblo Pottery world.
Hopefully, youâ€™ll like his work as much as we do!