Lorraine Williams-Yazzie

Lorraine Yazzie
Lorraine Yazzie

Lorraine Yazzie was the daughter-in-law of Navajo pottery matriarch Rose Williams. Alice Cling and Sue Williams were her sisters-in-law. That all changed when Lorraine divorced her husband. Now she goes by her maiden name, "Lorraine Yazzie," but until that gets out into the general population she sometimes refers to herself as "Lorraine Williams-Yazzie."

Lorraine likes to make tall jars and decorate them with bands of Navajo carpet designs. Then, after she fires her pots, she gives them a coating of pinon pine pitch.

Navajo rug design on a brown jar
Brown jar with a Navajo rug design
3 1/2 in H by 5 in Dia
Band of Navajo rug design around the neck of a polychrome jar
Polychrome jar with a band of Navajo rug design around the neck
9 1/4 in H by 6 in Dia
Band of Navajo rug design around the neck of a brown jar
Brown jar with a band of Navajo rug design around the neck
12 1/2 in H by 10 in Dia
A band of Navajo rug design around the neck of a brown jar
Brown jar with a band of Navajo rug design around the neck
10 1/2 in H by 7 1/2 in Dia
Navajo rug design on a brown jar
Brown jar with a Navajo rug design
10 in H by 10 in Dia
Navajo rug design on a tall neck jar
Tall neck jar with Navajo rug design
10 in H by 7 in Dia
Navajo rug design and pine pitch coating on a tall neck jar
Tall neck jar with Navajo rug design and pine pitch coating
11 in H by 8 in Dia
Navajo rug design on a tall brown jar
Tall brown jar with Navajo rug design
5 in H by 3 1/2 in Dia
Navajo rug design on a tall neck brown jar
Tall neck brown jar with Navajo rug design
5 3/4 in H by 3 1/2 in Dia
Navajo rug design and poine pitch coating on a large tall neck brown jar
Large tall neck brown jar with Navajo rug design and pine pitch coating
11 1/2 in H by 8 3/4 in Dia
Navajo rug design and pine pitch coating on a tall neck brown jar
Tall neck brown jar with Navajo rug design and pine pitch coating
11 in H by 8 1/2 in Dia
A Navajo rug design and pine pitch coating on a tall neck brown jar
Tall neck brown jar decorated with a Navajo rug design and pine pitch coating
6 3/4 in H by 6 1/4 in Dia
Long neck on a brown jar decorated witha Navajo rug design
A Navajo rug design decorates the long neck of a brown jar
7 in H by 4 3/4 in Dia
Band of Navajo rug design around the neck of a square mouthed brown jar
Brown jar with a square opening and band of Navajo rug designs around the neck
8 3/4 in H by 6 in Dia
Band of Navajo carpet design around the neck of a polychrome jar with a square opening
Square opening on a polychrome jar decorated with a band of Navajo carpet design
11 1/4 in H by 9 3/4 in Dia
Band of Navajo carpet design around the rim of a large brown jar
Large brown jar with a square opening and band of Navajo carpet design
10 1/4 in H by 11 in Dia
Yei figures and Navajo carpet design on a tall brown jar
Tall brown jar decorated with Yei figures and Navajo carpet design
12 3/4 in H by 10 1/2 in Dia
Band of Navajo carpet design on a brown wedding vase with a twisted handle
Brown wedding vase with a twisted handle and band of Navajo carpet design
10 in H by 6 in Dia
Square opening and Navajo carpet design on a brown jar
Brown jar with a square opening decorated with Navajo carpet design
8 3/4 in H by 8 1/2 in Dia
Twisted handle and Navajo carpet design on a brown wedding vase
Brown wedding vase with twisted handles and a Navajo carpet design
11 in H by 6 in Dia
Navajo carpet design on a tall brown jar
Tall brown jar decorated with a Navajo carpet design and coated with pine pitch
8 1/2 in H by 6 1/4 in Dia
Navajo carpet design on a brown jar with a squarish opening
Brown jar with a squarish opening and decorated with a Navajo carpet design
11 1/4 in H by 10 1/4 in Dia
Navajo carpet design on a brown jar
Brown jar decorated with a Navajo carpet design
2 1/2 in H by 4 in Dia
Pine pitch costing on a brown jar decorated with a Navajo carpet design
Brown jar with a Navajo carpet design and coated in pine pitch
12 1/4 in H by 10 1/4 in Dia
Photos are courtesy of Andrea Fisher Fine Pottery