NAVAJO BUFFALO & EAGLE POTTERY VASE BY ARNOLD BROWN. Navajo potter Arnold Brown made this magnificent pottery vase.
The prepared cast clay pot is hand etched with an Eagle, Buffalo, and geometric designs. Then the vase is hand painted and kiln fired. 7 1/2 tall x 5 1/2? Although Navajo potters learned the art of pottery making from the Pueblo people, they have developed their own distinctive pottery style. Traditionally, Navajo pottery had little or no design.
The beauty of the clay and the markings, or fire clouds, from firing, was showcased. Currently, Navajo pottery is not confined to traditional techniques and Navajo potters are experiencing new and creative approaches.Some traditionally designed, some etched or painted brightly, and some thrown in the fire with horse hair, but melted pinon pitch should be applied on Navajo pottery to give it a glossy finish.