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PIAM Artist

Bob Lansing

Navajo

Pottery

Navajo pottery-maker Bob Lansing uses pottery wheel to form clay pots in a variety of sizes and shapes.  He coats the finished white pots with several coats of different colored slip, and then uses a fine stylus to etch patterns through the colored layers — one thin layer at a time to expose the different colors.

His patterns are astonishingly intricate and beautiful.  And he creates his designs without using a pattern or even a preliminary sketch.  Everything is translated directly from his vision onto the pot.

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