Crank, Susie – Small Highly Polished Water Jar

5"w x 5"h

$ 225.00

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 jar has a round shoulder and a short neck.  The piece is very highly polished and fired to a great coloration with the fire clouds.  The jar was covered in pinon-pitch after the outdoor 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 a high 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”.