Traditional Navajo Pottery is Covered with Pinon Tree Pitch. Originally this was to make it waterproof as the clay was not fired deep enough to form a true ceramic.
Etched Navajo Pottery is a poured ceramic which is the hand carved and painted.
Navajo Horsehair Pottery is a poured ceramic to which real horse hair is burned to create a pattern on the pot.
Traditional Navajo pottery by Lorraine Williams; 11"h x 8"w
Etched and hand painted pottery plate by Arnold Brown; 7"w x 4.5"h
Etched and hand painted pottery by Arnold Brown; 11"h x 9"w
Navajo etched horsehair pottery bear by Navajo artist Hannah Jay; 8"h x 12"l
Navajo Pot by Susie Crank; 6.5" w x 7" h
Navajo Pottery by Susie Crank; 5.5" h x 5" w
Traditional Navajo pottery bowl by Nancy Chilly Yazzie; 13"wide x 3"deep
Navajo pottery jug by Michelle Williams; 8"h x 6."w
Navajo pitch pottery by Ken and Irene White; 9"h x 8"w
Traditional Navajo pot by Ken & Irene White; 10.5"h x 8"w
Traditional Navajo Pottery by Sue Williams; 5"w x 4"h