Clashin, Debbie – Jar with Birds and Dragonflies
This is wide jar by Debbie Clashin is painted with a stylized bird design. 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 sloping shoulder and there are two sections with swirling birds. Surrounding the birds are dragonflies and rain patterns. The jar is painted with bee-weed and natural clay slips. It was traditionally fired with blushes across the surface of the jar. It is signed on the bottom with her name and a pipe for his “Tobacco Clan”.