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 Eastern New Mexico University in 1981. He lives and works in Laguna, New Mexico. He has taught pottery-making at the Crow Canyon Archaeological Center [1] in southwest Colorado.

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