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Elizabeth Manygoats

Elizabeth Manygoats is Diné, Navajo Nation and one of 10 children of Betty Manygoats. ). Elizabeth Manygoasts is a very skilled potter hand building and firing her pieces by traditional methods. Along with traditional Navajo pottery styles that she decorates with appliquéd horned toads, ears of corn, and prickly pear cactus, she also creates pictorial scenes of Navajo life for what are called "lifestyle" pots.. Most of Elizabeth’s work consists of pictorial pieces with lively, realistically painted figures depicting scenes on the reservation. She emphasizes Navajo women and their daily lives because “They’re the ones I look up to.” She also has a fondness for portraying horses, sheep, and chickens, the animals surrounding her as a child on the reservation. Her dog is said to be based on her on own pet.

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