Red Polished Jar by Navajo Potter Alice Cling
Alice Cling Pottery
Polished red and traditionally fired to create the variations in color. The jar ranges from black to a deep red.
5 1/2 h x 4″ w
Alice Cling, is a Navajo ceramist and potter known for creating innovative pottery that has a distinctive reds, purples, browns and blacks and have polished and shiny exteriors.
Cling is a coil potter, and was the first Navajo potter to use a smooth river stone to polish her pots instead of the traditional corncob.Her pottery is considered non-utilitarian, which represented a huge shift from function to art.
Critics have argued that she is the most important Navajo potter of the last 25 years.
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