Inspiration pictures- Pueblo pottery
Native American "Pueblo pottery" is distinctive for the dramatic decoration on these pots which are usually black-on-black base or black-on-cream base.
The designs include geometric patterns, stylized animal, birds and floral motifs and other symbols. Sometimes these symbols have a consistent meaning i.e any member of the tribe would recognize a cloud or a water symbol, but sometimes the symbolism is meaningful to the artist alone. This stunning pottery is still produced today in a manner almost identical to the method developed during the Classic Pueblo period about 1050-1300 AD.
Lai's Black and White collection is inspired by this stunning art form.