He is always searching and experimenting. This artist alludes to tradition in his work, but hardly ever makes the expected.
This olla, of zen-like purity of form and decoration, is an example of his amazing versatility and accomplished technique.
The finish is achieved by polishing with a chamois cloth; the result is a velvety touch.
The faintly mottled surface is achieved by the artist’s secret, accidentally discovered technique. The result is a unique new look for Zuni pottery.
The title and design refers to traditional Zuni lore. The Twin Warriors are part of Zuni origin, regarded as part of their creation story.
Traditional in clay, execution and firing, innovative in finish, and gorgeously contemporary and minimalist in interpretation; a totally new tradition is born!