Rose Williams

Rose Williams is credited as being the modern matriarch of Navajo potters. Not all Navajo potters trace their lineage to Rose but many do. She died in early 2015 at about 99 years old.

Rose liked to make large brown jars and many of her pieces were purchased by tribal members to be used as drums.

Fire clouds decorate a brown jar with a rope biyo
Brown jar decorated with a rope biyo and fire clouds
8 1/4 in H by 8 1/2 in Dia
Zig-zag rope biyo around the neck of a large brown jar with fire clouds
Large brown jar with fire clouds and a zig-zag rope biyo around the neck
16 in H by 11 3/4 in Dia
Fire clouds and pine pitch coating on a brown jar with handles
Brown jar with handles, fire clouds and pine pitch coating
7 in H by 6 1/2 in Dia
Pottery photos are courtesy of Andrea Fisher Fine Pottery