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I had recently returned from three weeks in New Mexico. And, though I had done a lot of touring of archeologic sites and pueblos….I truly did NOT have a conscious thought of making a piece that would be an homage to Native American pottery. I genuinely just started turning a piece of wood upon my return, and had no real plan.

It was a piece of Cherry from a very old, very large tree. The trunk was over 5 feet in diameter, and this was a piece I had been using as a door stop. Just a chunk of wood. But something told me to mount it on the lathe and release what was inside.

Strange, I know. When I finished turning, I took it off the lathe, and only ten did I realize that it looked like on old, broken Native pot. So, I added the turquoise and beads.

Native American Inspired Wood Turned Pot

Artist: Tim Tucker

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