Crank, Susie – Tall Water Jar with Fire Clouds and High Polish

6"w x 7.75"h

$ 500.00

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 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”.