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Lorraine Williams, Dine (Navajo)

Lorraine Williams is one of the great innovators among Navajo potters. Lorraine married George Williams in 1977. George is the son of Rose Williams, one of the best-known Navajo potters. Lorraine was adept at making beads and sand paintings, and she was a weaver. "But when I married George I saw pottery with new eyes." Her new eyes led to Lorraine's beginning with clay about 1980. Ultimately, Lorraine would make the largest pots produced at Navajo today.  She has created her own unique style of pottery, which is incised with traditional rug and Navajo designs, then painted and native fired. After the piece is fired it is covered in pine pitch, which is typical of all traditional Navajo pottery harkening back to when it was utilitarian. Lorraine has won numerous awards for her pottery and been featured in books such as "A Legacy of Generations".

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Williams, Lorraine – Bowl with Rug Star Design

This is a traditional jar by Lorriane Williams.  It is a round bowl and there are bands of star designs etched into the surface.  The style of the stars are similar to those seen on Navajo rugs.  The bowl is traditionally fired to create the coloration to the surface.  After the piece is fired it is covered in pine pitch, which is typical of all traditional Navajo pottery harkening back to when it was utilitarian.  Lorraine has won numerous awards for her pottery and been featured in books such as “A Legacy of Generations”.

$ 90.00
Williams, Lorraine – Square Neck Jar with Rug Pattern

This is a traditional jar by Lorraine Williams.  It is a long neck and a low shoulder.  The neck of the jar is square.  The surface of the piece is incised with rug designs which encompass the entire surface. The background area is textured which further highlights the designs.  It is a striking and complicated pattern.  The jar has been traditionally fired to create the surface coloration.   After the piece is fired it is covered in pine pitch, which is typical of all traditional Navajo pottery harkening back to when it was utilitarian.  Lorraine has won numerous awards for her pottery and been featured in books such as “A Legacy of Generations”.

$ 350.00
Williams, Lorraine – Bowl with Setting Sun and Star Designs

This is a traditional bowl by Lorriane Williams.  It is a round shape and there are three bands of designs.  The top band is a setting sun, the center is clouds and the bottom are stars.  The designs are all incised into the clay.  The various colors are painted onto the surface of the bowl before it is fired.  The bowl has been traditionally fired.  After the piece is fired it is covered in pine pitch, which is typical of all traditional Navajo pottery harkening back to when it was utilitarian.  Lorraine has won numerous awards for her pottery and been featured in books such as “A Legacy of Generations”.

$ 90.00
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