Begay, Jr., Harrison – Jar with Dragonfly, Bear and Lizard Designs
Harrison Begay, Jr. has won numerous awards over the years for his deep carved pottery. This jar is fully designed with a large dragonfly on one side. There is a sun design along with an old-style dragonfly and heartline bear. The dragonflies are considered the “prayer messengers”. Opposite the dragonfly is a large flower design with a lizard below. The jar is highly polished and fired to a glassy appearance. The polished sections 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”.