A Shumakolowa Native Arts exclusive!¬†This unique double-walled ceramic travel mug is a replica of a single beautiful clay pot handcrafted by¬†by award-winning San Ildefonso artist Erik Fender.
The mug depicts symbols traditional to San Ildefonso pottery. Fender builds upon the storied legacy of his mother and grandmother, potters Martha Appleleaf and Carmelita Dunlap.
- Collectible ceramic travel mug
- Based on original by artist Erik Fender of San Ildefonso 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
Erik Fender (Than Tsideh or Sunbird, born 1970) is a highly skilled and creative potter from San Ildefonso Pueblo. His work has been influenced by his mother, Martha Appleleaf, and his grandmother, legendary potter Carmelita Dunlap.
Over the years Fender has worked in a variety of styles both traditional and contemporary, including polychrome, black-on-black, and black-on-red with sgraffito carving. He is also known for his innovative green-on-black and green-on-red vessels. His designs often include traditional feather patterns as well as his own contemporary interpretations of petroglyphs and animal forms.
All of Fender's work is made by hand with clay gathered from San Ildefonso Pueblo and constructed using the traditional coil method. Also a talented painter and sculptor, he has won First Place awards at Santa Fe Indian Market and other prestigious shows.
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.