Vintage Jack Black 1987 Native American Navajo Art Pottery Vase of a Sitting Woman. This vase of a sitting woman measures 8 -1/4 inches tall, 8-1/2 inches wide. I see no scratches, crazing or cracks. It is in great condition. Signed on bottom with date and monogram, 87 Jack Black.
Artist Biography: Jack Black’s work is a tribute to the culture and beauty of the southwest. His sculpture is characterized by graceful lines and simplicity of form. The glazed surfaces are smooth to the eye as well as the touch, and the understated detail creates a feel of timelessness. Black’s distinctive choice of color calls to mind the blue sky, canyons and vistas of Arizona.
He began with raw clay to crate the original sculpture from which production molds are made. Then stoneware figures are cast. After the figures are cleaned and detail is added by hand, they are fired at 1900 degrees. Jack’s works are then sanded, cleaned again and bruised with three coats of high fire glaze. The entire process is by hand. The last step involves referring at 2000 degrees. Each of Jack Black’s sculptures is unique, no two are exactly alike.
Arizona artist, Jack Black, lived and worked in Tucson. Born in Galveston, Texas, He attended the institute of design in Chicago. Jack spent 20 years creating sculptures for his won pleasure before opening his first studio in Sedona, Arizona in 1984. Jack Black’s works reflects the cultural heritage of the southwest and will bring years of pleasure to collectors thought the country.
Jack Black was a well regarded Native American artist. A member of the Navajo tribe and a skilled potter. Black’s artwork has a unique style and his subject matter usually includes stylized Native American people in various actions of every day life. When Black died in 2002, all of his potter’s molds were destroyed, making his existing works more rare and valuable.
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Jack Black Art Pottery Vase Native American Navajo Indian 1987