Abeita, Karen – Turtle with Shard Design
Karen Abeita is known for her traditional and innovative Hopi-Tewa pottery. This figurative clay turtle s painted with bee-weed (black) and a red clay slips and then traditionally fired. Karen is known for her very intricately painted pottery. The back of the turtle is fully painted with a series of pottery shard designs. They are each different in design. There are two different colors of red used to highlight the designs. It was traditionally fired so there are blushes on the surface. It is signed on the bottom in bee-weed, “Karen Abeita”.