Lawrence resides in First Mesa (Polacca), Arizona. He grew up in the village of Walpi. Lawrence is one of the finest, if not the finest, contemporary Hopi potter today. His pottery is painted with great detail. He is an important teacher of the Hopi beliefs. All of his artwork on pottery is based on Hopi Culture and Myths. He names each of his potteries. The pot offered by Two Ravens Pottery is named “Walpi”.
He has been featured in Southwestern Art magazine. All colors are minerals from the earth, no paint is used. His pottery is recognized throughout the world. In 1996, two of his pots became part of the Smithsonian Institute permanent collection which again brought more fame and recognition on the international level of the art world. At this time, more of his pots are being added to the permanent collections of Museums, galleries and private collectors. His pottery can be found in numerous museums, galleries, and private collections around the world, including the Arizona State University and Oregon State University permanent collections, the Millicent Rogers Museum in Taos, N.M, and in the home of one of the members of the Royal Family of England. Publications: Talking With The Clay by Stephen Trimble (2007); Hopi-Tewa Pottery 500 Artist Biographies by Gregory Schaaf. Namoki has received many awards/honors for his work, including the Eight Northern Pueblos Arts & Crafts Show’s “Governor’s Award/Best of Show” eight times and 1st place at Santa Fe Indian Market.
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