Dennis Daubs, “Oboweya” (Early morning runner before the kachina dance), was born in 1960. He is half Jemez and half San Ildefonso, member of the Eagle Clan. Dennis was inspired to make pottery from his great grandmother Maria Sanchez and his grandmother Elvira Gachupin. At the age of 18 he started experimenting with pottery making.
Dennis specializes in the handmade sgraffito red or black polished pottery. He mixes, hand coils, shapes, etches, fires and polishes his own pottery the traditional way, outdoors. His sgraffito etchings usually include a detailed kachina dancer, animals or various shapes of geometrical designs on the different shapes of pots he coils. Dennis is said to enjoy the challenge of creating a unique design on each piece of pottery he creates. Dennis signs his pottery: Dennis Daubs, Jemez Pueblo. He is also a distant relative to the famous Maria Martinez. Dennis is closely related to: Gerry Gachupin (mother), Patricia Daubs (sister) and the late Steve Daubs (brother).
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