Tso, Faye – 9″ Tall Jar with Corn (1980s)
Faye Tso was one of the first Navajo potters to using unconventional imagery in her pottery. While traditional Navajo pottery has very little decoration, Tso applied images of corn maidens, lizards, and dancers to the surface of the clay. Her grandson, Jarred Tso, is also an important younger potter who is carrying on this amazing family tradition. This is a tall water jar shape. It has two ears of corn in relief as the design, one on each side. The kernels of corn are carved into the clay. Around the rim is a raised band that is incised with a rain design. The jar was traditionally fired and is covered at the end with pinon pitch. It is signed on the bottom in the clay, “Faye Tso”. It is in very good condition with no chips, cracks, restoration, or repair. Definitely a great piece of Navajo pottery history!