Namingha, Les (b. 1967)
Les Namingha has, over the years, created exciting variations in his pottery with new painting and technical styles. This is a large and fully painted piece entitled, “Under There”. The jar has a wide shoulder and sloping sides. The top is painted with a complex combination of checkerboard patterns. Note the variation of circular, triangular, and geometric shapes within the checkerboard pattern! No wonder it took him over a month to paint this piece. The sides of the jar have geometric designs while the bottom is a colorful layering of circular and angular designs. The jar is signed on the bottom, “Les Namingha”.