Namoki, Lawrence – “Song of My Fathers” Seedpot (1980s)
Lawrence Namoki has been known for a variety of styles in his pottery. This is an earlier piece of his pottery from the 1980s. It is a seedpot entitled, “Song of My Father”. It has a Roadrunner Katsina on one side and a Kokopelli Flute Player on the other. They are carved into the clay and then highlighted with additional clay slips. The space separating them is slipped to look like wood. Note the area behind the Katsinas, which is also incised and then slipped with red clay. All the different colors are derived from natural clay slips. The seedpot is signed on the bottom, “Lawrence Namoki”. It is in very good condition with no chips, cracks, restoration, or repair.