Chris J Blackhorse
Chris is the Native American artist behind all of our Bears Ears designs. He is the single father to three beautiful daughters and has lived almost all of his life in San Juan County, UT.
Chris has been etching and painting pottery for over two decades and specializes in high end, two-tone etching. Two-tone etching is when an artist etches through one layer of paint to display what is underneath. The catch? He can't etch through the under layer. This type of work is intensely detailed and time consuming. But, the results are stunning.
Chris has created the designs for all of our Bears Ears ceramic pottery and hand etches each and every one of them from his home in Bluff, Utah. You can see his designs painted on the wall and showing off our entire dinning room. Chris is an award winning artist in high demand for commissioned work.
A Coca-Cola and Peanut M&Ms are his painting muse of choice, only to be topped by teaching his girls in his workshop.
When he is not creating incredible art he is supporting his daughters at their school work, Pow Wows, or just teaching them how to cook traditional Native American meals. He has taught his girls to tend to the wild or forgotten horses that come near their home, and nurses them back to health to release back into the wild. He has been teaching the girls how to make ceramic pottery, and learn the art of hand etching. Chris and his girls love the land where they live. They often spend time camping on the mountain or exploring new places.
Having a piece of Chris Blackhorse's work in your home is not just beautiful, it a piece of a family, of Native American heritage, and a one of kind piece of San Juan County artwork.