Williams, Lorraine – Square Neck Jar with Mountain and River Designs
This is a traditional jar by Lorraine Williams. It is a long neck and an elongated square neck. The jar is incised with designs before being fired. There is a mountain design around the neck, and below that is a river pattern. Around the shoulder are star and classic rug designs. 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”.