Robert Kasero was born November 1, 1968. His parents are Henry and Marie (Romero) Kasero. His father was a welder, but his mother created pottery for many of the Pueblo’s traditional ceremonies. From Marie, Robert learned all about forming and firing pottery, and has been creating pieces since he was 13 years old. Many years later, Robert met well-known Acoma potter Paula Estevan-Vallo, who encouraged and mentored him to do the beautiful intricate painting he is known for today. His perfectly symmetrical and overlapping triangles and fine line designs exhibit extraordinary patience, though even after all these years, he says there is still so much to learn!
His hand coiled pottery, using Laguna clay, is remarkably thin walled – feeling like eggshells in your hands. Continuing to work with different forms and shapes, he slightly indents the bottoms of his pottery, reminiscent of the historic Laguna vessels.