Susie Crank, Dine (Navajo)
Susie Crank learned the art of pitch pine pottery making from her mother, Rose Williams. Her sisters Alice Cling and Sue Williams also make the pitch pine Navajo style pottery. Her pots are hand coiled, open fired and covered with pine sap sealing and giving shine to the pot. She then takes a smooth stone and burnishes the entire pot as many as 10-15 times to smooth it out and give it a beautiful finish.