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Calvin Analla Jr., Laguna Pueblo

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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 a Native American ceramic artist of the Laguna Pueblo in New Mexico. His 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’s brother-in-law and Hopi potter, Steve Lucas, introduced Analla to Hopi clay.

Analla 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.




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The Forrest L. Merrill Collection
The Forrest L. Merrill Collection

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