Williams, Lorraine – Long Neck Jar with Mountains and River
This is a large traditional jar by Lorraine Williams. It is a long neck and a low, sharp shoulder. The entire piece is fully designed. The neck has a mountain pattern and below is a river design. Near the base are more step and mountain patterns. Note how the background area that is tan is also fully textured! The jar has been traditionally fired to create the surface coloration. After the piece is fired it is covered in pine pitch, which is typical of all traditional Navajo pottery harkening back to when it was utilitarian. The jar is signed on the bottom, “LW”. Lorraine has won numerous awards for her pottery and been featured in books such as “A Legacy of Generations”.