Bartlett, Lorena – Large Jar with Four Cliff Dwelling Scenes (1990s)
Lorena Bartlett was a sister-in-law of Louise Goodman. She was known for her “thin-walled pots decorated with more-or-less traditional designs”. This large jar is coil-built and has a low, round shoulder. It is an iconic piece of her pottery. The jar has four areas that are “pushed in” and then there are applique cliff dwellings reminiscent of those in Canon de Chelly. The rim of the jar has an indented band with a cloud design. The jar was traditionally fired and has strong colorations across the surface After the firing it was covered with pinon pitch. It is signed on the bottom in the clay, “Bartlett”. It is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration, or repair. Definitely a great piece of Navajo pottery history!