Crank, Susie – Large Water Jar with Fire Clouds
Susie Crank 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! This larger water jar has a round shape and an elongated neck. The piece is very highly polished and fired to a great coloration with the fire clouds. 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”.