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Calvin Analla Jr.

Born in 1960, Calvin Analla Jr. is a traditional Laguna Pueblo potter from the village of Paguate (about eight miles north of Old Laguna). He started creating his style of pottery in 1990 while observing his paternal grandmother, Evelyn Cheromiah, and his aunt, Lee Ann Cheromiah. He harvests his clay from local Laguna sources and molds and shapes his pots using the traditional hand-coil method. He polishes by rubbing smooth river stones against the damp pottery. The black paint is processed from cooking wild spinach and adding hematite, a rock mineral. The process is finished by firing in red cedar and sheep manure in a fire pit.

One day in his workshop Calvin ran out of clay. His brother-in-law, Hopi potter Steve Lucas, was visiting so Calvin asked him for a handful of Hopi clay. Steve gave it to him and the results led to a series of experiments combining the clays of Hopi and Laguna. That is what gave birth to Calvin's signature marbled look. His pottery is also differentiated by his thin walls, scalloped edges and fine painted lines.

Bowl made of marbleized clay
A signature bowl of marbleized clay
3 3/4 in H by 5 1/4 in Dia
Pot made of marbleized clay
A signature marbleized clay pot
7 in H by 6 1/4 in Dia
Traditional geometric design on a marbleized bowl
Marbleized bowl with traditional geometric design
3 1/2 in by 5 1/4 in
Geometric designs on a marbleized pot
Marbleized pot with geometric designs
3 3/4 in H by 5 in Dia

Marbleized canteen with medallion and geometric designs
6 in H by 6 1/2 in Dia
Measurement includes ring
Monochrome geometric designs on a marbleized pot
Marbleized pot with monochrome geometric designs
3 3/4 in H by 6 1/2 in Dia
Geometric design on a marbleized clay pot
Marbleized clay pot with geometric design
5 3/4 in H by 5 1/4 in Dia
Geometric design on a marbleized clay pot
Marbleized clay pot with geometric design
6 in H by 6 1/4 in Dia
Geometric design on a marbleized clay pot
Marbleized clay pot with geometric design
5 in H by 5 in Dia
Geometric design on a marbleized clay jar
Marbleized clay jar with a geometric design
6 in h by 5 3/4 in Dia
Geometric design on a marbleized clay bowl
Marbleized clay bowl with geometric design
4 1/4 in H by 5 3/4 in Dia
Geometric design on a marbleized clay jar
Marbleized clay jar with a geometric design
5 1/4 in H by 5 in Dia
Star design on a marbleized clay jar
Marbleized clay jar with star design
6 in H by 5 1/2 in Dia
Geometric designs around the rim of a marbleized clay jar
Marbleized clay bowl decorated with black geometric designs around the rim
3 1/2 in H by 6 1/2 in Dia
Cloudm, fine line and geometric design on a marbleized clay bowl
Marbleized clay bowl decorated with fine line, cloud and geometric designs
4 1/2 in H by 6 1/2 in Dia
Black fine line, cloud and geometric designs on a marbleized clay bowl with a scalloped rim
Marbleized clay bowl with a scalloped rim decorated with black fine line, cloud and geometric designs
4 1/4 in H by 6 1/2 in Dia
Cloud, fine line and geometric designs on a marbleized clay bowl with a scalloped rim
Scalloped rim on a marbleized clay bowl decorated with fine line, cloud and geometric designs
5 1/2 in H by 8 1/4 in Dia
Geometric designs on a polychrome marbleized clay jar
Polychrome marbleized clay jar decorated with geometric designs
5 in H by 4 3/4 in Dia
Geometric designs on a marbleized clay pot
Marbleized clay pot decorated with geometric designs
3 3/4 in H by 5 1/2 in Dia
Geometric designs on a marbleized canteen
Marbleized canteen with geometric designs
4 1/2 in H by 6 1/2 in Dia
Geometric designs on a marbleized clay jar
Marbleized clay jar with geometric designs
4 1/4 in H by 5 1/4 in Dia
Scalloped rim and geometric designs on a marbleized clay jar
Marbleized clay jar with scalloped rim and geometric designs
4 1/2 in H by 9 3/4 in Dia
Migration pattern design on a marbleized clay pot
Marbleized clay pot decorated with a migration pattern design
7 3/4 in H by 8 1/2 in Dia
Black geometric design on a marbleized clay pot
Marbleized clay pot decorated with geometric designs
5 3/4 in H by 8 1/2 in Dia