Begay, Jr., Harrison – Jar with Two Heartline Bears
Harrison Begay, Jr. has won numerous awards over the years for his deep carved pottery. This jar has two heartline bears on each side. The bears are fully polished and carved with a heartline. Above each bear is a cloud pattern while in front of one is a plant and the other a circular pool of water. Separating them are river designs. The jar combines both matte and polished surface. It 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, “Harrison”.
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