Begay, Jr., Harrison – Jar with Butterfly and Cloud Designs
Harrison Begay, Jr. has won numerous awards over the years for his deep carved pottery. This jar is deeply carved and fully polished. There are two sections with butterfly designs. Below them are cloud patterns. Separating each butterfly are cloud, wind, star, and lightning sections. The rim of the jar is fully polished and the jar is fired a deep 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”.