Crank, Susie – Large 9″ Tall Jar with Deep Fireclouds

6"w x 9.5"h

$ 450.00

This is a striking tall jar by Susie Crank.  She is a daughter of Rose Williams and a sister of Alice Cling.  Each piece is coil built, stone polished and amazingly, she says he may burnish a piece over and over as many as 15 times to get a high shine!  The shape of this jar flows from the high shoulder to the elongated neck.  The jar creates a lot of space for the fire clouds from the traditional firing.   The colorations on this jar range from swirling areas of black to a deep 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.  Today, the pine pitch seals the vessel and gives it the shine.  This jar has a stunning shine and a great feel to the surface!  It is signed on the bottom in the clay, “Susie Crank”.