Genuine Blackware Southwestern Pottery
The art of Blackware Pottery was almost lost until an anthropological excavation, in 1908, in New Mexico's desert terrain, uncovered (from the Neolithic period) broken pieces of this combination matte and polished jet-black pottery. After a long period of experimentation by skilled potter, Maria Martinez of the Tewa Pueblo, the first similar blackware pottery was fired in 1913.
Lawrence Vargas carries on this rich and exacting tradition today. Vargas is influenced by his multicultural heritage and artistic talent that was evident even as a child. These stunning elegant hand painted art pieces are finished in jet black high gloss and soft gray matte. Each piece is enhanced with beautiful traditional designs and genuine turquoise stone giving it a unique southwest touch.
All pieces are designed, fired, painted and signed by the artist. Lawrence Vargas is a nationally acclaimed New Mexico artist
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