Begay, Jr., Harrison – Jar with Bear, Butterfly, and Flowers
Harrison Begay, Jr. has won numerous awards over the years for his deep carved pottery. This jar is deeply carved and fully polished. There is a bear carved above a butterfly. As the jar is turned there are cloud, wind, feather, rain, and flower designs. The rim of the jar is fully polished. The jar was fired to a glossy, silvery black. The polished sections are selected by Harrison so that they stand out more in contrast to the black 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 signed on the bottom in the clay, “Harrison 2021”.