Crank, Susie – Low Shoulder Water Jar

6"w x 6.5"h

$ 300.00

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 water jar has a low, round shoulder and an elongated neck.  It is a graceful form.  It was traditionally fired to create fire clouds on the surface.  The colorations on this jar range from black to deep red.  The jar was covered in pine-pitch after the firing, a continuation of the traditional Navajo pottery when 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”.