This unique double-walled ceramic travel mug is a replica of a single beautiful clay pot handcrafted by Lisa Holt collaborating with Harlan Reano. Lisa and Harlan were inspired by the purple flowers on the beeweed spinach plant, which is the plant¬†their traditional black paint is derived from.¬†¬†
- Collectible ceramic travel mug
- Based on original by artist Lisa Holt of Cochiti Pueblo collaborating with Harlan Reano of Santo Domingo Pueblo.
- Cup measurements: 5-3/4" H x 2½" L x 3¼" W
- 12 oz capacity
- Press-in suction lid
- Not for use in dishwashers or microwaves
The mugs are designed by Pueblo artists from New Mexico, and printed on imported ceramics.
About the Artist
Lisa Holt (Cochiti) and Harlan Reano (Santo Domingo/Kewa) have been creating pottery together since 1999. Holt is of Cochiti Pueblo heritage on her mother’s side, and comes from an illustrious family of artists, including her uncle, Virgil Ortiz. She learned the art of pottery from her mother, Inez Ortiz, and her grandmother, well-known Cochiti potter Seferina Ortiz. Holt uses clay from Cochiti Pueblo to sculpt pottery that is then painted by Reano.
Reano is Santo Domingo/Kewa on his mother’s side, and his painted designs are sometimes inspired by older Santo Domingo pottery. The two artists complete their collaborations by firing the pots together.
When they first began collaborating nearly two decades ago, the pair initially specialized in large ollas and figurative pottery inspired by the old Cochiti tradition of human and animal forms, including frogs and lizards. More recently they have expanded into pots, jars, and figures that are rooted in tradition but have a more contemporary, sometimes edgy, feel to them.
All of the participating artists receive royalties for each mug sold, with proceeds also supporting the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center and the 19 Pueblos of New Mexico.