Begay, Jr., Harrison – Jar with Heartline Bear and Buffalo
Harrison Begay, Jr. has won numerous awards over the years for his deep carved pottery. This jar has a heartline bear on one side and a buffalo on the other side. The bear is fully polished. The buffalo is both polished and matte and there is a carved and polished sun design. The rim of the jar is also fully polished. The entire piece is highly polished and fired a deep black. 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.