Susie Crank

Susie Crank is a daughter of Rose Williams, the matriarch of Navajo pottery making. Like her sister Alice Cling, she excels at making Navajo pottery.

Like Alice, Susie learned from her mother as she was growing up but she didn't really get into making pottery until later in life. She credits her sister Alice with teaching her the really fine points of the process. Unlike Alice, Susie never left the reservation to compete in any shows.

Susie signs the bottom of her pieces "Susie W Crank Navajo" or "Susie Williams Navajo".

Fire clouds and pine pitch coating on a tall neck brown jar
Tall neck brown jar with fire clouds and pine pitch coating
10 in H by 6 in Dia
Fire clouds and squared opening on a red jar
Red jar with fire clouds and squared opening
5 3/4 in H by 6 1/4 in Dia
Fire clouds and pine pitch coating on a tall brown vase
Tall brown vase with fire clouds and pine pitch coating
11 in H by 6 1/4 in Dia
Small mouth and fire clouds on a flat shouldered brown jar
Flat shouldered brown jar with a small mouth and decorated with fire clouds
5 in H by 6 in Dia
A twisted biyo and fire clouds on a brown vase
Brown vase with a twisted biyo and fire clouds
7 1/4 in H by 6 in Dia
Dual biyos around the neck of a brown jar with fire clouds
Brown jar with fire clouds and dual biyo' around the neck
9 1/4 in H by 7 3/4 in Dia
Fire clouds and pine pitch coating on a brown jar
Brown jar with fire clouds and pine pitch coating
5 3/4 in H by 6 in Dia
Fire clouds and pine pitch coating on a brown jar
Brown jar decorated with fire clouds and coated with pine pitch
5 3/4 in H by 7 in Dia
Biyo around the neck of a brown jar with black fire clouds
Brown jar with a biyo' around the neck and black fire clouds
9 1/2 in H by 6 1/2 in Dia
Pine potch coating on a brown jar with black fire clouds
Brown jar with fire clouds and a burnished pine pitch surface
6 1/2 in H by 6 in Dia
Fire clouds and pine pitch coating on a brown jar
Brown jar with fire clouds and a pine pitch coating
4 1/4 in H by 6 1/4 in Dia
Pine pitch coating on a brown jar with black fire clouds
Brown jar with pine pitch coating and black fire clouds
5 1/4 in H by 6 in Dia
Pine pitch coating on a brown jar with black fire clouds
Brown jar with pine pitch coating and black fire clouds
6 3/4 in H by 6 in Dia
Biyo around the shoulder of a brown jar with black fire clouds
Brown jar with black fire clouds and a biyo' around the shoulder
8 in H by 7 1/4 in Dia
A high neck and a cut rim on a brown jar with fire clouds
Brown jar with fire clouds, a high neck and a cut rim
4 3/4 in H by 6 in Dia
A twisted handle and fire clouds on a brown wedding vase
Brown wedding vase decorated with twisted handle and fire clouds
9 1/2 in H by 6 1/2 in Dia

Navajo Potters