Clashin, Debbie – 13″ Wide Jar with Eagle Tail, Mountain and Dragonflies

13.5"w x 7"h

$ 3,000.00

This is a large wide jar by Debbie Clashin.  She is a cousin of noted potter Mark Tahbo and a descendant of Grace Chapella.  Debbie has quickly become well known for her large-sized traditional Hopi-Tewa pottery. This jar is coil-built and painted with bee-weed (black) and clay slips.  The jar has a wide shoulder and a short neck that is slipped with red clay.  The top of the shoulder has two large eagle tail designs, each surrounded by dragonflies.  Separating them are sections with Hopi mesas and lines representing water coming up from the below ground.  Below the shoulder are mountain designs highlighted with both red and orange clay slips. The jar was traditionally fired with exceptional fire clouds across the surface.   It is signed on the bottom “Debbie Clashin” and a pipe for her “Tobacco Clan”.  There is certainly a wonderful depth of coloration on this jar, matched by its complex painted designs.