Williams, Sue Ann – 11″ Tall Drum Jar with Lightning Band (2004)

7.5"w x 11"h

$ 775.00

Sue Williams is a daughter of Rose Williams and a sister of Susie Crank and Alice Cling.  This is a massive piece of her pottery.  It is a traditional “drum jar” that is coil-built, stone polished, and traditionally fired. The jar has a low, sharp shoulder, and elongated neck.  Along the neck is a “lightning” band that is incised with rain designs.  The jar was traditionally fired to create the blushes on the surface.  They are fluid and dynamic.  After the firing, the entire surface was covered in pinon pitch.  This was a traditional method historically to make the pottery waterproof. Today, potters continue this process as a testament to the past. The jar is signed on the bottom in the clay, “Sue”.  It is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration, or repair.