Today, pitch pottery is painstakingly handmade by Navajo artisans using many of the techniques employed by their ancestors. By gathering the pinon pitch for the glaze, Clay is dug from the earth and then mixed with sand that has been ground to a fine powder before the pieces are finally shaped and fired. The entire process calls for an enormous investment of time, patience, and hard work. The finished product, in all its beauty, is truly a labor of love. Pitch baskets and pots usually homed water for late use. Navajo handcrafted pine pitch pottery. Navajo handcrafted pine pitch pottery, made in New Mexico, USA.
This pot was handcrafted by the Dine Artist ARNOLD LAMEMAN and is approx. 3" tall and 3.5" wide, the inside is brown in color and glazed.