Samuel Manymules Mini Pinion Pitch Pot


Item Number: DR 2193
Tribal Affiliation: Navajo
Artist: Samuel Manymules
Age: 2020
Medium: Clay, piñon pitch and iron oxide
Dimensions: 2 ½” x 3”




This sweet little pot is an unusual one, for Samuel does not typically make small pots. This little cutie is a perfect example of Samuel’s expertise in creating beautiful pottery – even on a small scale.

This melon swirl pot measures 2 ½” tall and 3” wide. It would be great addition to your collection of pottery miniatures.

Samuel has become one of the most collected Navajo potters of today. He has been making his elegant, minimalist pottery in the traditional Navajo method for the past several years focusing on suburb shapes and forms, which are sophisticated and elegant. His work marks the continuing movement of Navajo pottery to more sophisticated forms with more refined finishes.

A self-taught potter, Samuel gathers the local clay which is dried, prepared and cured for months. Samuel tells me that he creates and designs his pottery in his mind first. Once he has formed his pottery, he fires it in cedar wood. After firing, Samuel applies refined pinon tree sap to his pottery and finishes it by polishing to a high sheen. The gorgeous dark fireclouds are a hallmark of Samuel’s pottery, and they just happen by chance. Notice how beautiful the ones in this piece are.

Condition: Excellent- original condition – new

Provenance: Purchased from the artist