Crank, Susie – Tall Water Jar with Fire Clouds and High Polish
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 body and an elongated neck, creating a very elegant and flowing form. 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 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 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”.