Tso, Jared – Traditional White Polish Bowl with Pinon Pitch Exterior
Jared Tso is one of the rising stars of Native pottery. He is a grandson of potter Faye Tso and his pottery is exceptionally refined in technique and traditional in style. Each piece is coil built from traditional native Navajo clay and traditionally fired. This piece is one of a series that are slipped with white clay instead of red. The bowl is stone polished on the outside with a swirl from the rim to the base. There are raised extrusions around the neck of the bowl. The interior is slipped white and polished in a swirling manner. The firing is stunning as the piece has a coloration that goes from black to white. The exterior of the jar was slipped with pinon pitch in a more traditional manner, after the firing. It is exciting to see an artist find inspiration in the historic work, and, using the same clays, create something so dynamic. Vessels such as this find strength in their traditional techniques yet are refined in a modernistic manner. The jar is signed on the bottom in the clay, “Jared Tso”.