Rose Williams

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
Rose Williams
born 1915
Active in
  • Cow Springs, Arizona
  • Shonto, Arizona
Nationalities
U.S. States
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Luce Artist Biography

Rose Williams heads the most famous family of Navajo potters. She taught many of her descendants to work with clay, including three daughters, Alice Cling, Susie Williams, and Sue Ann Williams, and daughter-in-law Lorraine Williams (Russell P. Hartman, Navajo Pottery: Traditions and Innovations, 1987). She makes traditional Navajo jars, vases, and pipes for both functional and ceremonial purposes.

Works by This Artist

ca. 1992
fired and incised clay with piñon pitch