Duwyenie, Debra & Preston – Seedpot with Turtles and Silver Lid
2"w x 4"h (w/ lid)
Debra Duwyenie is well known for her wonderful miniatures and incised designs. Each piece is stone polished and then it is etched before it is fired! This seedpot has a feather pattern on the top. There are various fish and turtles as the design below. Each of the turtles has a different design on the back. Note the one with the wavy lines, that one is meant to represent Preston Duwyenie, her husband, who is known for his “shifting sand” pottery. Note that the lighter red matte areas are where Debra has only etched away the polished surface but not down as far as the tan color of the clay. Debra also pays close attention to the little details like the tan background area and how evenly she etches the vertical lines. The lid is made by her husband Preston. It is case from cuttlefish bone and cast in silver. It has the same “shifting sand” style pattern as the back of the one turtle. The bottom of the lid is stamped with Preston’s hallmark.