Wilson, Jimmy – Large Jar with Corn Designs
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 two large ears of corn with the husks, in relief. Check out the detail in the kernels of corn and the organic shape of the husks! 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.