Namingha, Joseph – “Dark Knight” Jar

6.5"w x 4.5"h

$ 1,000.00

Joseph Namingha is the eldest son of noted potters Les and Jocelyn Namingha.  Over the past several years he has been making clay bears and has begun work on some pottery.  He has been learning how to make and paint pottery from Les.  This jar is coil-built with even walls, a round body, and a short neck.  The title of the jar is “Dark Knight”, and it is part of a series of three pieces entitled, “Dark Knight”, “Robin”, and “Nightwing”. As you may know, that is Batman, Robin, and Robin after Batman.  It is interesting how he has combined the ideas of comics with traditional designs. For this jar, there is a classic star pattern on top.  Around the sides are moon and cloud patterns.  It becomes a play on both “Dark Knight’ and “Dark Night”.  The vessel and the painting are strong and show great promise to his pottery.   It is signed on the bottom “Joseph Namingha”.