Cling, Alice – Large Jar with Handles

7"w x 11.5"h

$ 900.00

This jar by Alice Cling is a very classic Navajo shape with the high shoulder and a short neck.  The jar has two braided handles extending from the neck to the shoulder.  The entire jar is fully polished red.  The jar is traditionally fired and it was fired very hot as it is a brownish coloration.  The fire clouds still circle around on the surface of the jar.  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