Marvin Blackmore

Durango, CO

By 1989, pottery was Marvin’s medium of choice, being initially drawn to the pueblo-style carved pottery with gloss and matte black finishes, famously known in the Southwest as Black-on-Black pottery. In the mid 1990's he developed a two-tone technique by adding a layer of a colored clay slip and then carving exceptional detailed designs through the slip to the base color of the pot. As Marvin’s techniques evolved, more layers of color were added and the designs have become more intricate.
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