Al Qoyawayma's Background

Photo by Elliot Lincas

Birth Date: February 26, 1938
Education: Ceramic and art studies: Polingaysi Qöyawayma, Arizona State University, Scottsdale Community College, and Scottsdale Artist's School.
California Polytechnic State University, B.S. Engineering.
University of Southern California, M.S. Engineering.
Engineering Graduate Work: UCLA and Arizona State University
Trains, windsurfing

Artist's Statement

"By Grace my Creator gives me everlasting hope. My clay gives me an artist's life. The spirit of my work reflects the soft hues, shadows and forms of the high desert. The life of my work has its roots in a timeless culture, the mystery of our origins, and the links to Mesoamerica and beyond."

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