Preston Duwyenie is from Hotevilla, Third Mesa, at Hopi. He is renowned for his elegant pottery, which is often highlighted with silver medallions. He taught ceramics for years at the Institute of American Indian Art (IAIA) in Santa Fe. He is married to Santa Clara potter Debra Duwyenie and now resides at Santa Clara Pueblo. Preston has won numerous pottery awards, including "Best of Show" at the Heard Indian Market.