Williams, Lorraine – Square Neck Jar with Sun and Swirling Clouds
This is a square-neck water jar by Lorraine Williams. The jar has a low shoulder and an elongated neck. The is a Navajo sun design on each side of the shoulder. Swirling down from the rim are tightly incised cloud designs. The piece is the natural color of the clay. The jar was painted with red and black to accentuate the designs and then traditionally fired to create the surface coloration. After the piece is fired it is covered in pinon-pitch. The pitch is a reminder of the historic Navajo pottery when it was utilitarian. The jar is signed on the bottom in the clay, “Lorraine WIlliams”. Lorraine has won numerous awards for her pottery and has been featured in books such as “A Legacy of Generations”.