Namingha, Les – “Spirit Birds” Jar
Les Namingha is one of those potters who continues to defy expectations in his innovative clay art. This tall jar is an elegant shape with a high shoulder. Around the neck and the base, there are geometric patterns which are then highlighted with pointillism dots. Around the center of the jar are a series of Sikyatki birds highlighted white. Again, they each have smaller areas of pointillism dots. The white and gray shading against the brown background creates the spirit bird concept. Les continues to excite us with each new piece and it’s great to see how he has brought such thought to one vessel! It is signed on the bottom.