Clashin, Debbie – 14″ Wide Jar with Sikyatki Birds

14"w x 7"h

$ 2,600.00

This is a large wide shoulder 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. The jar has a round shoulder and a short neck.  It is painted with bee-weed (black) and two different colors of clay slip. Around the side of the jar are mountain designs.  Above the shoulder are eagle tails and panels alternating with larger sections of Sikyatki birds.  The birds are elongated and painted with thin lines.  The use of the deep red and the orange clay slips accent her imagery. The jar was traditionally fired and there are striking blushes on the surface.  It is signed on the bottom “Debbie Clashin” and a pipe for his “Tobacco Clan”.