Williams, Lorraine – Tall Jar with Star Designs
This is an intricately designed traditional jar by Lorraine Williams. It is a long neck and a sharp, low shoulder. The jar is incised with designs before being fired. There is a star pattern encircling the entire piece. The rim has a cloud design and below the stars are all designed, The designs change in each row. 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”.