Debra Duwyenie

Debra Duwyenie
Debra Duwyenie

Born in 1955, Debra Duwyenie is a member of the Oak Clan and a member of the Winter Moiety. She has been making pottery since 1979, having learned most of her craft from her mother Genevieve Tafoya.

Debra worked with Harvey Chavarria until he died in 1991. Their pots were signed "Debra Harvey". After Harvey died in 1991, her interest in pottery waned and she only made pottery now and then. Then she met Hopi potter Preston Duwyenie when they were both working at the Institute of American Indian Art in Santa Fe. Her interest in pottery making was renewed and, now married, Preston and Debra do some collaborative work but she mainly works on her own. Her favorite designs include hummingbirds, quails, turtles and fish.

Debra signs her work simply Debra, although she has been adding Preston's "Carried in Beauty" hallmark lately.

Sgraffito turtle, dragonfly and geometric designs on a polychrome plate
Polychrome plate with sgraffito turtle, dragonfly and geometric design
1/2 in H by 3 in Dia
Sgraffito turtle, dragonfly and geometric design on a red plate
Red plate with sgraffito turtle, dragonfly and geometric design
1/2 in H by 4 1/4 in Dia
Sgraffito turtle, sun-face and geometric design on a red plate
Red plate with sgraffito turtle, sun-face and geometric design
1/2 in H by 4 1/4 in Dia
Sgraffito nature design on a red plate
Red plate with a sgraffito nature design
1/2 in H by 4 1/4 in Dia
Sgraffito turtle, quail and flute player design on a red plate
Red plate with sgraffito turtle, quail and flute player design
1/2 in H by 4 1/2 in Dia
Sgraffito turtle,double avanyu and sun-face design on a red plate
Red plate with sgraffito turtle, double avanyu and sun-face design
1/2 in H by 4 1/2 in Dia
Sgraffito turtle, dragonfly, avanyu and water design on a red plate
Red plate with sgraffito turtle, dragonfly, avanyu and water design
1/2 in H by 4 1/4 in Dia
Sgraffito hummingbird and flower designs on a red plate
Red plate decorated with sgraffito hummingbird and flower designs
1/2 in H by 4 1/2 in Dia
Sgraffito butterfly, avanyu and floral design on a red plate with a micaceous rim
Red plate with a micaceous rim and sgraffito butterfly, floral and avanyu design
1/2 in H by 4 1/4 in Dia
Sgraffito turtle, quail, floral, hunter and geometric design on a red plate
Red plate decorated with a sgraffito quail, turtle, hunter, floral and geometric design
1/2 in H by 4 3/4 in Dia
Micaceous rim and back on a red plate with a sgraffito hummingbird and flowering bush design
Red plate decorated with a sgraffito hummingbird and flowering bush design plus a micaceous rim and back
1/2 in H by 4 1/4 in Dia
Sgraffito avanyu, turtle, dragonfly and geometric design on a red plate
Red plate decorated with a sgraffito avanyu, dragonfly, turtle and geometric design
1/2 in H by 4 in Dia
Sgraffito hummingbird, flower and geometric design on a red plate
Red plate decorated with a sgraffito bush, hummingbird and geometric design
1/2 in H by 4 1/2 in Dia
Sgraffito hummingbird, sunface, floral and geometric design on a red plate
Red plate decorated with a sgraffito hummingbird, sunface, floral and geometric design
1/2 in H by 4 1/4 in Dia