Marquis Dann Lente – Laguna/Hopi
Marquis Dann-Lente is a full blooded Native American Indian. He was born in 1970 and is a member of the Water Clan and a member of the Kachina Clan. He is half Hopi and half Laguna. Marquis was inspired to learn the art of working with clay from Preston Duwyenie from the Hopi Reservation and May Chavez from the Acoma Pueblo. They taught Marquis all the fundamentals of constructing hand coiled pottery using the ancient traditional methods that were passed down from generation to generation.