Cling, Alice – Jar with Square Neck
This jar by Alice Cling has a classic water jar shape. The piece has a round shoulder and a square neck. It is fully polished red and then traditionally fired to create the variations in color. The jar ranges from black to a deep red. It was covered in pine-pitch after the firing, a continuation of the traditional Navajo pottery when pine 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.