Artist Media Series
This is an exceptional large storage jar by Lorraine Williams. While she no longer makes pieces this size, the shape and scale of this piece is striking! The jar has round base, sloping sides, and a short neck. The piece has cloud designs around the top of the shoulder and mountain designs around the side. The designs are incised into the clay and the clouds and mountains are highlighted in red. The piece was traditionally fired with a deep brown coloration! Stunning! Interestingly, these large pieces are fired upside down! After the firing, it is covered in pine pitch, which is typical of all traditional Navajo pottery harkening back to when it was utilitarian. Lorraine has won numerous awards for her pottery and been featured in books such as “A Legacy of Generations”. The jar is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair. It is signed on the bottom in the clay, “LW”.