Wilson, Jimmy – Jar with Acorns and Leaves (1990s)
Jimmy Wilson (b. 1935) lives in Leupp, Arizona. He and his wife make pottery with Navajo (Diné) images from Creation Stories drawn on their surface; sometimes colored. Wilson makes shallow, incised geometric designs of Navajo people on his vessels. This jar is coil-built with a round body and a fluted or undulating neck. The body of the jar has acorns and leaves in relief on the surface. They are designed to match the shape of the jar! The jar was traditionally fired with great coloration and then covered in pinon-pitch. It is signed on the bottom in the clay, “Jimmy Wilson”. It is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration, or repair.