x 10" D
This piece is the work of
Hopi artist Garrett Maho. Garrett continues in the traditional
Hopi firing method, in which he takes great pride.
Garrett incorporates new and
innovative designs with traditional techniques. Along with the
beautiful fire clouds, which are a result of traditional firing,
Garrett also adheres to the original process of applying pigments
using mineral base and natural "brushes" such as yucca
strips and softened wood fibers.
Garrett's talent precedes
him, as he has appeared in shows across the west and has taken
several awards for his neo-classical pieces. This particular
piece is especially fine. The beautiful blush of the "fire
clouds" resonates throughout the piece, and the tones of
the mineral based pigments vary in degree.
Garrett's application technique
combines further traditional elements with contemporary styles.
The speckling technique is around the rim is a distinctive trademark
of this young and talented potter.
Garrett has incised his name
in the bottom of the pottery -- Garrett Maho, Hopi.