Begay, Jr., Harrison – Bowl with Bears and Hand

5.25"w x 5"h

$ 625.00

Harrison Begay, Jr. has won numerous awards over the years for his deep carved pottery.  This piece is deeply carved with two bears on one side and a hand o the other.  One bear has a heartline and the other is carved above a river.  The opposite side has a hand and sun pattern.  In the center of the hand is a carved eternity circle.  Separating these two sections are vertical wind designs which are polished on one side and matte on the other.  Harrison has a very distinctive style of carving, which has a beveled appearance to the angle of the cuts into the clay. The jar is highly polished and there is a strong contrast of the matte and polished surfaces.  Harrison uses both polished and matte surfaces to draw the eye to his complex designs. The bowl is signed on the bottom in the clay, “Harrison ’20”