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Phone: 866-426-6901

www.rivertradingpost.com

314 N. River Street

East Dundee, IL 60118

Arts of Native America

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winning competitions at the

best shows for not only his

beautiful pottery but also paint-

ings and sculptures.

Fender is constantly experi-

menting with his work, using

various color clay and mica to

create beautiful and unique but

traditionally styled pottery.

Although he first started with

the time-honored black-on-

black pottery, he has used such

color combinations as black-on-

red, cream-on-red, and his most

treasured green-on-black pots.

He has recently resurrected the

Some people say that the an-

cient art of pottery runs through

the blood from generation to

generation.

With relatives like his grand-

mother, famed San Ildefonso

potter Carmelita Dunlap and

his uncle, Carlos Sunrise

Dunlap, Erik Sunbird Fender

was surely born for artistic

greatness.

He answered this calling at

seventeen where he won first

place at the New Mexico Con-

gressional Art Competition.

Since 1987 Fender has been

classic San Ildefonso poly-

chrome, which has become an

immediate “must have” for

collectors of traditional work.

A wonderful selection of his

work is featured at Traditional

Pueblo Arts located within

River Trading Post in Old

Town Scottsdale, Arizona.

Sal Ildefonso Polychrome

by Eric Sunbird Fender