NAVAJO


Lorraine Williams

 

Lorraine Williams has been making pottery in the traditional Navajo method with unique designs since 1980. She was featured, along with other famous women potters, in Susan Peterson’s book Pottery by American Indian Women/ The Legacy of Generations.  As a result of this book, an exhibit showcasing pottery by these famous women, which included works by Lorraine, recently toured leading museums across the United States.  Lorraine was also invited to the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, D.C. to demonstrate traditional pottery making.  She has also won awards at the prestigious Santa Fe and Heard Museum Indian Markets.  

 

 


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Yei Vase

 

  Item - # 40139
Size -8" dia. x 10" ht.
Price - $675 
 

Lorraine Williams


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Bear Claw Vase

Seed Jar

Vase

Item - # 49138
Size -3 1/2" dia. x 3"ht.
Price - $85 
Item - # 49118
Size -3 1/2" dia. x 2 1/2" ht
Price - $85 
Item - # 49102
Size -3 1/2" dia. x 4 1/4"ht.
Price - $95 

Alice Cling

Alice Cling was born around 1946 in a Hogan at Cow Springs in the Tonalea section of Arizona.   She learned how to make pottery from her mother, Rose Williams, an innovative Navajo potter.  The chemistry of the clay body and the clay slip, the atmosphere in the fire, and the ash that falls onto the pots from the juniper wood combine to produce the red-orange-purple-brown-black blushes that enhance the unusual veneer of Alice’s pots.  She applies a light coating of warm pitch to the warm pots after firing and burnishes that down to a distinctive low sheen. Usually her pots are totally undecorated except for the natural pigmentation from the clay and fire.  Many traditional Navajo storage jars have a biyo, a beaded necklace around the shoulder of a vessel made from a textured coil of the same clay.  Alice does not like to use decoration because her grandmother disapproved of using traditional designs on non-utilitarian wares. Instead, she allows the beautiful pigmentation to serve as the decoration, thus forging an original path for the works she creates. 

Several of Alice’s jars were chosen by Joan Mondale for use in the vice president’s house in Washington, D.C.   Alice has also taken numerous awards at Flagstaff and Santa Fe Indian fairs and powwows. Her work is unmistakably Navajo but has flair that sets it apart from any other Indian pottery being produced today.



Item - #45117 - 5 '' dia. x 5'' ht.
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Item -  #45115 - 6'' dia. x 4 1/2'' ht. 
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Item -  #45116 - 5 1/2'' dia. x 6'' ht. 
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Item -  #40171 - 6'' dia. x 7 1/2'' ht. 
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Item -  #40170 - 5'' dia. x 8'' ht. 
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Jerome Begay
Melissa Johnson

This young couple has been marking traditional Navajo pottery as a team for a few year. Their collaboration was produced a very unique variation of the pine pitch technique which they call "Monument Valley Swirl"

 

Item - #45118 - 8 1/2'' dia. x 11 1/4'' ht.
                                   Price- $
680


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Item - #45119 - Canteen 7'' dia. x 8'' ht.
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Item - #45120 -  6 1/4'' dia. x 5 1/2'' ht.
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Susie Crank Williams

Susie Crank Williams has been making pottery in the traditional Navajo method for the last 12 years. She is the daughter of the legendary  potter Rose Williams and sister of founder of Navajo contemporary pottery Alice Cling, who is her inspiration and teacher


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Item - # 40120
Size -5 1/4" dia. x 4 3/4"ht.
Price -
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Item - # 49152
Size -6 1/2" dia. x 6 1/4" ht.
Price - Sold 


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Samuel Manymules
      Navajo 

 

Samuel Manymules has been making pottery in the traditional Navajo method for the last 12 years. He was making jewelry when he first starting examining pot shard in the desert and decided to try pottery. Samuel is self taught and has perfected his thin wall and high temperature firing to achieve an esthetic pleasing effect. He took best of show in the pottery class at the HEARD INDIAN MARKET in 2002

 

Item - # 49155
Size -7 1/2" diameter x 7 3/4" height
Price - $750
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Samuel Manymules

Item - # 49182
Size -5 " dia. x 4 1/2"ht.
Price - $550 
 


Melon Jar
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Samuel Manymules

Item - # 49164
Size -6" dia. x 5" ht.
Price - $625
 


Melon Jar
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Samuel Manymules

Item - # 49186
Size -7" dia. x 6" ht.
Price - $695 

 


Melon Jar
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Kenneth & Irene White
        Navajo

Kenneth  & Irene White have been making pottery in the traditional Navajo method with unique designs since the 1980’s.

 


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Yei Vase

 

  Item - # 40150
Size -8" dia. x  7 1/4" ht.
Price - $300 
 

Betty & Elizabeth Manygoats



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Native American Navajo pottery
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Betty Manygoats
Navajo

Elizabeth Manygoats
Navajo

Betty Manygoats
Navajo

Item - # 40158
Size -6 1/4" dia. x 9"ht.
Price - $345 
Item - # 40153
Size -4" dia. x 6 1/2" ht
Price - $125 
Item - # 40146
Size -5 1/4" dia. x  6"ht.
Price - Sold


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George & Lucina Sliek
    Navajo

Bowl

Item - # 40134
Size - 6" diameter x 4 1/2" height
Price -
$150
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The Wilson Family - Navajo Folk Art



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Native American Navajo pottery
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Item - # 40310
Size -5" lg. x  2 1/2" ht.
Price - Sold
Item - # 40112
Size -5" lg. x  2 1/2" ht.
Price - Sold
Item - # 40311
Size -4 1/2" lg. x 2 1/4" ht.
Price -
$35

 


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