Williams, Lorraine -Large Storage Jar with Stars and Clouds

15"w x 13"h

$ 1,500.00

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 a round base, rounded sides, and a short neck.  The piece has a cloud design around the neck.  Around the shoulder are stars that alternate between incised and ones that are carved through the clay. The area below the stars is incised to have a corrugated style.  There are triangular designs near the base.  It is a striking and fully designed piece.  The piece was traditionally fired with a deep brown coloration!  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”.