Wilson, Jimmy – Water Jar with Cloud Designs and Raised Rain Band (1984), Ribbon

7"w x 8"h

$ 650.00

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 turned-out rim.  The jar has a classic raised band around the neck with incised rain lines.  Around the body of the jar is a cloud pattern that is inspired by the Navajo wedding baskets.  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.  There is a Blue (First Place) ribbon from the 1984 Santa Fe Indian Market.