Begay, Jr., Harrison – Brown Water Jar with Hummingbirds & Flowers

5"w x 5.5"h

$ 1,150.00

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”.