Williams, Lorraine – Water Jar with Incised Cloud Designs
This is a large water jar by Lorraine Williams. The jar has a low shoulder and a short neck. The piece is the natural color of the clay. It is an unusual, but creative, design from Lorraine. The jar is incised with a cloud pattern around the neck and again below the shoulder. It is a simple design that accentuates the strong form of the jar. The jar was traditionally fired to create color variations on the surface. After the firing, it is covered in pinon 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 has been featured in books such as “A Legacy of Generations”. The jar is signed on the bottom in the clay, “LW”.