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Lorraine Williams Incised Cross Pot


Item Number: DR 2246
Tribal Affiliation: Navajo
Artist: Lorraine Williams
Medium: clay and pinion pitch
Age: 1992
Dimensions: 9 ½” by 6 ½”


SKU: DR 2246 Categories: , ,


Lorraine Williams frequently carves Navajo symbols into the surface of her clay pots. This piece features a long neck and a low shoulder, with a mountain design shape to the rim. There are two cross designs cut into each side of the jar. After the piece is fired, it is covered in pine pitch, typical of all traditional Navajo pottery harkening back to when it was utilitarian.

Lorraine Williams is one of the great innovators among Navajo potters. Lorraine would make the largest pots produced at Navajo today. She has created her own unique pottery style incised with traditional rug and Navajo designs. Lorraine has won numerous awards for her pottery.

Williams was one of the female artists featured in the national exhibit and published in the book Pottery by American Indian Women: The Legacy of Generations by Susan Peterson. She was also invited to the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. to demonstrate traditional pottery making. She has been an award winner at Heard Museum Indian Shows as well as Santa Fe Indian Market.

Condition: Excellent – original condition.
Provenance: Acquired from a private collector.