Williams, Lorraine – Square Long Neck Jar with Rug Pattern
This is a classic jar by Lorraine Williams. It is a long neck and a low shoulder. The neck of the jar is square. The surface of the piece is incised with rug designs which encompass the entire piece in vertical bands. The background area is textured which further highlights the designs. It is a striking and complicated pattern. 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. Lorraine has won numerous awards for her pottery and been featured in books such as “A Legacy of Generations”.