Born in 1937, Ben Saxon grew up in poverty in the Appalachian mountains of North Georgia. Often, he and his father would visit the Cherokee reservation. Loving the desert environment, he eventualy married a Navajo girl. They had four children. Always being interested in potting, he began to make pottery from a "white mud hole" near his house. He has defined his craft to solely Black On Black with Mimbres designs. He has won Best of Show and First Premium ribbons for his ceramics at the New Mexico State Fair, the New Mexico Ceramic Assn. Show, Torrance County Fair, and many other shows. Natural clays are specially blended
together to create a high quality white pottery which serves as an excellent vehicle
for the artist's expressions. In addition to its aesthetic and decorative appeal,
approved paints and glazes and high firing temperatures make the pottery useful.
Internally glazed pieces will hold water,Exterior surfaces are finished with
a special sealer that brings out the natural colors. This pottery can be dusted and
then cleaned with a damp cloth. * INDICATES DECORATIVE USE ONLY
THE ITEMS IN THIS ONLINE CATALOG, UNLESS OTHERWISE INDICATED, ARE NOT INDIAN PRODUCED, AN INDIAN PRODUCT OR THE PRODUCT OF A PARTICULAR INDIAN, INDIAN TRIBE OR INDIAN ARTS AND CRAFTS ORGANIZATION AS DEFINED BY 2.5 USC & 305 ET SEQ.
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Colors & design may vary due to artist interpretation.
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