Ed Kabotie is from both Santa Clara and Hopi Pueblos. His art reflects his inspiration from these two vibrant cultures.
At Santa Clara, renowned for red and black stone-polished pottery. Ed particularly likes to produce sgrafitto, or etched designs. His maternal, Santa Clara grandfather, Edward P. Dozier, was a noted anthropologist and he inspired Ed’s research and interest in writing Native history.
On his paternal, Hopi side, Ed enjoys an august artistic heritage: His grandfather, Fred was instrumental in developing the overlay style of jewelry that has been identified as “Hopi style” since the 1940’s. His recently deceased father, Michael, was well known in the Indian art world for his silver and visual art works.
Ed continues this illustrious heritage in his paintings, jewelry, and carvings – and music, too! He recently released a CD of bilingual songs, accompanied by Native flute.