Carlos Laate learned pottery making from his step-grandmother, Daisy Hooee. He also learned from his aunt, Jennie Laate. He began making pottery in 1989. His designs on are focused on traditional Zuni imagery and shapes.
Carlos Laate learned to make pottery from his grandmother Daisy Hooee (a descendant of Nampyeo of Hano) and his aunt, Jennie Laate. He began making pottery in 1989 and utilizes traditional Zuni designs. The large jar is a classic Zuni shape with a high shoulder and sloping neck. The jar has two large rosettes around the piece. They are separated by heartline deer. The sections with the deer are often called “The Deer in the House”. The rim has a floral design with small linear patterns. The jar is signed on the bottom, “C. Laate”. It is in very good condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.