Alan E. Lasiloo alludes to tradition in his work, but never makes the expected. With an allure partly traditional, partly utterly contemporary, this olla vase is an example of the amazing versatility of this award-winning young potter, who has been written up in several national art magazines, and has avid collectors all over the world.
The finish is achieved by polishing with a chamois cloth; the result is a velvety touch. The subtly warm golds and soft greys combine with the pure white clay for a serene and sophisticated look. The intriguing designs are the result of one of those happy accidents the really creative artists are alert enough to maximize: while polishing a pot, one day, some grease dripped on it, unbeknownst to the potter. After firing, this was the result: an almost iridescent pattern of now-controlled drips on white Zuni
Alan still excavates his clay from the same area his grandmother collected her clay at Zuni using the traditional methods of collection, forming and firing, he also adds a contemporary and unique design and concept approach. These boldly contemporary pieces allow him to use all his artistic and technical influences – with spectacular results.
Condition: Excellent- original condition
Provenance: Purchased at Zuni Pueblo.