Marcus Homer was born in 1971 into the Zuni Pueblo.
He was inspired to continue the family tradition of pottery making from
his ancestors. He began experimenting with pottery making at the age
of 7, back in 1978.
Marcus specializes in a unique style of hand coiled cornmeal bowls and
fetish bowls. Corn meal vessels are used for religious ceremonies, whereas
fetish bowls are used for healing powers and good fortune from the four
directions of Mother Earth.
He also makes a wide variety of shapes and sizes of other contemporary
and traditional styled pottery, even though he is most known for his
unique contemporary fetish bowls accented with lizards, frogs, serpents,
and tadpoles. He enjoys making them the most because he can express
himself in so many different ways.
All of Homer’s pottery is made from Mother Earth, the traditional
Homer signs his pottery as: M. Homer, year pottery was made, followed
by a bear paw, and Zuni.
-New Mexico State Fair
-Northern Arizona Museum Art Show
-Gallup Intertribal Ceremonial Art Show
-Heard Museum of Phoenix
-Southern Pueblo Pottery 2,000 Artist Biographies
-Treasures of the Zuni