Length: 6 1/4"
Item #: PT133
Artist: Lori Smith
Lori Smith was born near Gallup, NM, and began developing her craft when she was 13, in 1994. Learning by watching rather than being directly taught, she would practice her craft in secret. Soon, Lori felt she could take the art of etching pottery to another level.
Lori's process begins with an unfired pot which becomes a canvas for her designs. After drying for a day, the red or white pot is then sanded, painted, underglazed, etched and, finally, fired. Some pots are then finished with gold leaf or cabochons of turquoise, coral, onyx and /or opal. Lori likes to think her pots contain the triple gifts of Beauty, Harmony, and Balance - essential values in the Navajo concept of hozho.