NP14101 – Navajo pottery
Bob Lansing is a Navajo potter who was blessed at age 17 with a life devoted to creating sacred vessels. Each piece of pottery made by Bob is first wheel thrown by the artist. After his thrown pots are bone dry, he coats them with layers of colored slip. He then scratches or etches designs through the individual layers with a simple carbide stylus or exacto knife. By etching with varying pressures, a particular scratch will expose the colors he wishes or in some cases, the base clay, which is typically white or red. He etches these designs using no pattern, no preliminary sketch to layout the design and no paper sketch to go by. He etches these designs straight from his mind to the vessel. This is a one of a kind item. The size of this pot measures 8 1/4" by 7".