Pot with Incised Decoration
fired and incised clay with piñon 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
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.
Miscellaneous - decorative motif - geometric
decorative arts - ceramic