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Pot with Incised Decoration

1990 Jimmy Wilson fired and incised clay with piƱon pitch 13 3/8 x 15 in. (34.0 x 38.1 cm) diam. Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Chuck and Jan Rosenak and museum purchase made possible by Ralph Cross Johnson 1997.124.185 Smithsonian American Art Museum
Luce Foundation Center, 3rd Floor, 28B


Luce Center Label

Jimmy Wilson decorates his pottery with horizontal bands of incised pattern. The geometric spirals and pyramids in this piece probably came from Navajo basketry and weaving. Wilson uses handmade colored slips to decorate his pottery, which fire to a mottled orange-brown finish.

Keywords

Miscellaneous - decorative motif - geometric

decorative arts - ceramic

folk art

clay