Navajo Piñon Pitch Pot By Rose Williams (1915-2015)


7.5″ x 7″

This Navajo piñon pitch pot exemplifies the simplicity, high polish and mineral rich clay body of Navajo pottery. The additional element of piñon pitch is an important traditional detail.
Applying the refined pitch is a difficult art to master and requires that the pot and the pitch both be warm. A stick with a rag tied around it has proven to be the best way to smooth the pitch, which seals the surface of the clay.

Simple coil built form in natural red clay. Inside is black with a shiny pitch surface. The one decorative element is a 1/4” incised braid that circles just below the rim of the opening, giving a subtle formality that emphasizes the elegant beauty of the vessel’s shape.

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