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Preston Duywenie

Preston Duywenie is a Hopi, born on the reservation, raised in Scottsdale, AZ, and currently living at Santa Clara Pueblo. He is married to Debra Trujillo Duywenie who makes fine sgrafitto pottery. Before the untimely death of Harvey Chavarria, she and Harvey collaborated as potters under the name Debra Harvey. Preston attended the IAIA school in Santa Fe where he studied virtually all of the crafts. He is a painter, sculptor, jeweler and potter. It is as a potter and jeweler that he became most well known and although presently he is only potting, he frequently uses his jewelry skills by incorporating silver ingots into his pottery. His strikingly original and unique pieces have won many awards including "Best of Show" at the prestigious Heard Museum Show in 1996. At the same show in 1997, he again won "Best in Pottery" -- with a different group of judges. At the 1997 Santa Fe Indian Market, Preston won two First places as well as a "Challenge Award". He is one of the finest potters working in any pueblo today.