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Crank, Susie – Water Jar with Fire Clouds

Crank, Susie – Water Jar with Fire Clouds

6"w x 7"h
$ 325.00
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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 round body and an elongated neck.  It is an elegant shape which Susie has highly polished and even the inside of the neck is polished almost to the shoulder!  The jar is then traditionally fired to create the fire-clouds on the surface.  The colorations on this jar range from black to a 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”.


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Artist

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Crank, Susie

Susie Crank, Dine (Navajo) Suzie Crank Susie Crank learned the art of pitch pine pottery making from her mother, Rose Williams. Her sisters Alice Cling and Sue Williams also make the pitch pine Navajo style pottery. Her pots are hand coiled, open fired and covered with pine sap sealing and giving shine to the pot. She then takes a smooth stone and burnishes the entire pot as many as 10-15 times to smooth it out and give it a beautiful finish.
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