Williams, Lorraine – 11″ Tall Square Neck Jar with Star Designs
This is a large fully designed jar by Lorraine Williams. The piece is coil-built with a long, square neck and a low, sharp shoulder. The entire surface of the jar is fully designed. The piece has large and small stars etched into the clay. The area surrounding the designs is textured to create additional contrast. The jar was painted with red to accentuate the designs and then traditionally fired to create the surface coloration. After the piece is fired it is covered in pinon-pitch. The pitch is a reminder of the historic Navajo pottery when it was utilitarian. The jar is signed on the bottom in the clay, “LW”. Lorraine has won numerous awards for her pottery and has been featured in books such as “A Legacy of Generations”.