Cling, Alice – Jar with Incised Rain and Rainbow Design

3.5"w x 4.5"h

$ 125.00

This jar by Alice Cling is a very classic Navajo shape with a round shoulder and elongated neck.  The jar has a raised “braid” encircling the shoulder.  It is incised with a rain and rainbow pattern. There is one small “gap” in the design, which is the “spirit line”.  The jar is traditionally fired and there are beautiful colorations from deep black to dark red.  The jar was covered in pine-pitch after the firing, a continuation of the traditional Navajo pottery when the pitch was used to make the pottery waterproof.  The jar is signed on the bottom in the clay, “Alice Cling”.  Alice has won numerous awards for her pottery and been featured in books such as “Legacy of Generations.”  She remains one of the great names in the revival of Navajo pottery in the 1980s