H x 10 1/4" D
Born at Zuni Pueblo in 1969,
Alan Lasiloo began his artistic endeavors as a novice fetish
carver at age 13. Later, at the Santa Fe Institute of American
Indian Arts, he took a pottery class that evolved into a career
as a clay sculptor and potter.
Alan starts with micaceous
clay from the Tewa Basin of northern New Mexico. For paint and
slips, Alan uses ground minerals, native plants, and clay mixtures.
The blackness of the pottery is achieved by a traditional pit
firing which covers the pot in powdered dung, blocking oxygen
and impregnating the clay with soot.
Alan has won first place awards
at the Gallup Inter-Tribal Ceremonial in Gallup, NM and the New
Mexico State Fair.
Thanks to all the positive
people, places, and things that have influenced my life, I have
a spiritual link to the past of the A'shiwi my Zuni ancestors,