Williams, Lorraine – 13″ Wide Large Jar with Rug Designs and Handles

13.5"w x 10.5"h

$ 975.00

WOW! This is an amazing large wide-shoulder jar with handles by Lorraine Williams.  The jar is coil-built with a wide shoulder and sharp shoulder. There is an elongated neck and double handles. The handles are braided.  Around the top of the shoulder, there are three rows of rug designs.  They are colorful and detailed in imagery.  The sharp angles of the design complement the shape of the jar.  It’s not often that we see pieces of her work this large and with such interesting designs and form.  The jar was painted with red and black to accentuate the designs and then traditionally fired to create the surface coloration.  The jar was traditionally fired to create the coloration from the smoke on the surface.  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”.