Rick Etsitty is a full blooded Native American Indian.
He was born into the Navajo Nation in 1963. He began crafting his pottery
in 1994, at the age of 28. He was inspired to craft his pottery by observing
his sister, Ella Morgan She is also a well known pottery artist.
Rick specializes in the Navajo etched pottery. He paints the pottery
using multi colors, and hand etches many different patterns and designs.
Then, he fires the pottery in a kiln. Rick hand carves animals or kokopelli
(god of fertility) designs on his different shaped pottery. He crafts
many different sizes of pottery. Rick signs his pottery as: ME Dine
RE, followed by the year it was etched.
Rick is also related to the following artists: Emma Etsitty, Peggy Etsitty,
Etta Morgan, and Ida James (sisters).
-1998 New Mexico State Fair 2nd place
-Mary Laura’s calendar
-Featured Artist in Southwest Magazine