Cling, Alice – Long Neck Jar with Green and Black Swirl

4.5"w x 7.25"h

$ 275.00

This jar by Alice Cling is a very classic Navajo shape with a sloping shoulder and an elongated neck.  The jar is slipped with red clay except for a swirling band around the neck. This section has a green and black clay slip.  It is an interesting variation in her pottery and gives the pieces a modernist appearance.  It is traditionally fired with a deep red coloration accented by black areas from the firing.  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