Tso, Faye – Pitcher with Horned Lizard (1980s)

5.25"w x 7.5"h

$ 600.00

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 carrying on this unique family tradition.  This is a pitcher with a handle.  There is an applique horned lizard on one side as if it is climbing up the piece!  The jar was traditionally fired and is covered with a pinion pitch.  It is signed on the bottom in the clay, “Faye Tso.”  It is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restorations, or repairs.  This is an excellent piece of Navajo pottery history.