Begay, Jr., Harrison – Red Jar with Hummingbird and Dragonfly (2023)

4.25"w x 4.75"h

$ 850.00

Harrison Begay, Jr. has won numerous awards over the years for his deep-carved pottery.  This is one of his few red-fired pieces. The jar has a high shoulder and short neck.  There is a hummingbird and flower.  The hummingbird is fully polished while the flower is matte. As the jar is turned there are cloud designs. The opposite side has carved feathers and a dragonfly. They are tightly carved and highly polished.  Again, as the jar is turned there are cloud designs, both polished and matte. The highly stone-polished surface creates a strong visual distinction between the matte and polished surface.  Note as well the style of carving, which has a beveled appearance to the angle of the cuts into the clay.  The jar was fired a rich red coloration.  The jar is signed on the bottom in the clay, “Harrison ’23”.