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Michael Kanteena

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Michael Kanteena (born September 1, 1959) is an award-winning potter from Laguna Pueblo, New Mexico. He is best known for his pottery inspired by Chaco, Mesa Verde and other Ancestral Pueblo pottery. Kanteena also makes pottery inspired by historic kachina dolls and kachina masks. His work has been displayed in the Maxwell Museum in Albuquerque, the Wheelwright Museum in Santa Fe, and at many commercial galleries. Kanteena also shows his work at the annual Santa Fe Indian Market.

Kanteena earned a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts from Colorado.

Honors and awards

  • New Mexico State Fair, First Place award, 1994
  • [2], First, Second and Third Place awards,1995; First Place award, 1996
  • Wingspread Collectors' Guide Award of Excellence, 1998
  • Feature article in the January, 2001 issue of New Mexico Magazine

See also

References and external links

  • Gallery of Kanteena pottery
  • Kantena's Owak'tsinam, Coal Kachina


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