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Calvin Analla Jr.

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1960 Born Paguate, New Mexico


University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico

New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, New Mexico

College of Santa Fe, Santa Fe, New Mexico


Calvin Analla Jr. is known for bowls, jars, canteens, and other vessels, some with deeply-scalloped edges, are distinguished by a marbled clay body which results from mixing his traditional Laguna clay with Hopi clay.  Analla is a Native American ceramic artist of the Laguna Pueblo in New Mexico.

Analla’s brother-in-law and Hopi potter, Steve Lucas, introduced Analla to Hopi clay. He learned pottery techniques from his grandmother, Evelyn Cheromiah, and his aunt, Lee Ann Cheromiah. He forms the pots by the ancient pinch, mold, and coil method, and uses local materials and supplies to smooth and decorate. The pottery is finished by firing in a time-honored pit-fire kiln using locally available fuel.



Typical Marks

"C. ANALLA JR." with place and date of manufacuring, written in black ink, at the base of the foot

Materials: Local Clay
Method: Coiled
Surface Technique: Burnished, Slip
The Forrest L. Merrill Collection
The Forrest L. Merrill Collection

Citation: "The Marks Project." Last modified July 1, 2023.