The innovator of contemporary Navajo pottery, this artist has gone far beyond the original, rather crude, style of her forebears.
Her characteristic elegance of form, and high burnish, is evident in this wonderful piece. (She uses a plastic hairbrush handle to achieve the polish!)
Despite the contemporary form, she always follows the tradition of covering the piece with melted piñon pitch, which added a tad of water resistance in the old days.
The deeply stippled textured forms on the beautifully tapered body – which suggest mountains and waterways – give this pot its special distinction.
The typical fire clouds add interest to the glossy reddish surface.
This is a fine opportunity to acquire an affordable and quintessential piece by this Picasso of Navajo pottery.
NOTE: This, and most other Native pottery is NOT WATER RESISTANT!