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Erik Fender is the son of Martha Appleleaf and the grandson of noted potter Carmelita Dunlap. Erik combines classic San Ildefonso imagery with his own creative style. His pottery is signed, with his Tewa name, “Than Tsideh”, which means “Sunbird”. This jar is an elegant shape with a sharp shoulder and sloping sides. The area above the shoulder is painted with a classic feather design. The jar was fired black and then the designs were two-toned green-on-black. It is a distinctive coloration for his pottery. t is signed, ‘Than Tsideh”. It is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration, or repair.