Lewis, Lucy – Long Neck Jar with Mountain Designs (1970’s)
Lucy Lewis is one of the great Matriarch potters of the past century. This long neck jar is coil built and painted using bee-weed, a plant. The design on the top of the piece is a mountain pattern. It is smaller at the neck and gets larger by the shoulder. It is an early example of the “op-art” style latter used effectively by Dorothy Torivio in the 1980s. The jar was traditionally fired so the white has much more of a pearlescent coloration, which creates added depth. The jar is signed on the bottom, “Lucy M. Lewis”. It is in very good condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.