Begay, Jr., Harrison – Brown Water Jar with Hummingbirds & Flowers
Harrison Begay, Jr. has won numerous awards over the years for his deep carved pottery. This water jar is fully carved and has a round body and a slightly turned out rim. The rim of the jar is fully polished. The jar has two hummingbirds carved into the clay. They are next to a large flower. On the opposite side is another large flower. The carving is complex on this jar and the firing coloration is a striking brown coloration. The designs are either polished or matte, which Harrison alternates to accentuate his imagery. Note as well the style of carving, which has a beveled appearance to the angle of the cuts into the clay. This is a very distinctive style of carving for his pottery. The highly stone polished surface creates a strong visual distinction between the matte and polished surface. The jar is signed on the bottom in the clay, “Harrison ’20”.