Duwyenie, Debra – Red Seedpot with Five Turtles
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 five turtles as the design. Each of the turtles has a different design on the back. The designs range from circles to various geometric shapes. There is the back of one turtle with wavy lines that represent Preston Duwyenie and 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 seedpot is traditionally fired. It is signed on the bottom “Debra”.