Williams, Lorraine – Large Jar with Mountain Designs and Handles

9.5"w x 11"h

$ 600.00

This is an unusual shape of jar by Lorraine Williams.  The piece is coil-built with a round body and a short neck.  The area below the shoulder is slipped red. The area above the shoulder is the natural color of the clay.  It is incised with a linear pattern to create a large mountain design. Around the shoulder are cloud patterns. The unusual part of this piece is the handles.  They are braided and create a very traditional appearance.  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”.