Begay, Jr., Harrison – Jar with Avanyu and Mountain Designs
This is an intricately carved jar by Harrison Begay, Jr.. He has won numerous awards over the years for his deep carved pottery. This jar is reminiscent of his early pottery. There is a carved avanyu encircling the piece. The neck has a cloud pattern in matte. Below the avanyu are mountain and water designs. It is fired a striking brown coloration. The polished sections stand out more in contrast to the matte areas. 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 jar is fired brown in coloration. It is signed on the bottom in the clay, “Harrison”.