San Ildefonso -Jemez
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 gathering his own clay
and experimenting with pottery making.
Dennis specializes in the handmade sgraffito red or black polished pottery.
He mixes his own clay, hand coils, shapes, etches, fires, and polishes
his own pottery, the traditional way, outdoors. His sgraffito etchings
usually include a detailed etched kachina dancer, animals or various
shapes of geometrical designs on the different shapes of pots he coils.
Dennis stated that “I use a different design on every piece of
pottery that I make and each one is a challenging and rewarding one
Dennis signs his pottery as: Dennis Daubs, Jemez Pueblo.
He is also a distant relative to the famous Maria Martinez.
Dennis is related to the following artists: Gerry Gachupin (mother),
Patricia Daubs (sister), and the late, Steve Daubs (brother).
-The Mart in Denver 1979
-Santa Fe Indian Market 1982 & 1984
-Eighth Northern Art Show 1986
-Las Vegas Art Show 1987
-New Mexico State Fair
-Other awards won too numerous to list
-Southern Pueblo Pottery 2,000 Artist Biographies
-Southwestern Pottery Anasazi to Zuni
-Miniature Arts of the Southwest