Williams, Sue Ann – 11″ Tall Wedding Vase (2003)
Sue Williams is a daughter of Rose Williams and a sister of Susie Crank and Alice Cling. This is a large wedding vase. The piece is coil-built, stone polished, and traditionally fired. The body is round with elongated spouts and a handle that is twisted. The shape creates fascinating angles with the roundness of the body and the sharp angles of the spouts. It looks very modern in appearance! The handle is not just twisted but has a “chunkiness” to it that actually adds to the overall appearance! The wedding vase was traditionally fired to create 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. It is signed on the bottom in the clay, “Sue”. It is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration, or repair.