Clashin, Debbie, (b. 1969)
Debbie Clashin, a member of the Hopi-Tewa Tobacco Clan, was born to Lorena and Morris Clashin. Among her cousins are Dianna and Mark Tahbo, Dorothy Ami, and Larson Goldtooth. Debbie was exposed to pottery making for much of her life but only began to really learn the art herself around 2010 from Dianna Tahbo as her primary teacher.
Debbie Clashin has shown her work in a juried competition at the Museum of Northern Arizona in Flagstaff, earning a 1st place ribbon. She felt it was a tribute to her teacher Diana Tahbo, with further instruction from Mark Tahbo. Debra also entered a piece in the SWAIA Santa Fe Indian Market juried show in 2015, earning a 1st place ribbon for piki utilitarian pottery bowl.
Debbie enjoys making larger jars with small openings and flat shaped seed pots. Her favorite designs are stylized interpretations of ancient Hopi symbols, bird elements, and blessing designs.