Manymules, Samuel – Large Jar with Fire Clouds
This is a very large jar by Samuel Manymules with a stunning coloration! It is coil built and slipped with a red clay and then traditionally fired. The jar is wide with a low shoulder and a short neck. The neck is just slightly turned out. The jar was traditionally fired and the smoke created the various blushes which encircle the piece. It is easy to see in the photos that the colors range from red to black and almost seem to create their own designs! After the firing, the jar is covered with pine pitch in the traditional way expected of Navajo pottery. It is extraordinary vessels like this that keep Samuel among the top Navajo potters working today. It is signed on the bottom.