Williams, Lorraine – Square Neck Jar with River and Star Designs
This is a traditional jar by Lorraine Williams. It has a sharp shoulder and an elongated neck. The neck is square in shape. The jar is incised with designs before being fired. There is a star pattern around the neck and a river design around the shoulder. Near the base are rug or earth patterns. 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. 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”.