Faye Tso

Originally photographed by Chuck Rosenak. Image is courtesy of the Chuck and Jan Rosenak research material, 1990-1999, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Name
Faye Tso
Also Known as
Faye Bilagody
Born
Tuba City, Navajo Nation, Arizona 1933
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Luce Artist Biography

Faye Tso was one of the first Navajo potters to use unconventional imagery in her ceramic pots. Traditional Navajo pottery has very little decoration, but Tso applied images of corn maidens, warriors, and dancers onto the surface of the clay. She is a practicing Navajo herbalist, and her husband and a son are both medicine men. The family often uses Tsos pottery in their ceremonies, because "fire, cloud, and earth are all part of the Navajo way" (Chuck and Jan Rosenak, The People Speak: Navajo Folk Art, 1994).

Works by This Artist

1987
fired clay with piñon pitch
ca. 1992
fired clay with piñon pitch
ca. 1985
fired clay with piñon pitch
ca. 1985
fired clay with piñon pitch