Wilson, Jimmy – Jar with Corrugated Bands (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 short neck. The jar has ten rows of carved corrugated designs. The corrugation is meant to represent the coils of a basket when used to hold water. 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.