Clashin, Debbie – Jar with Red Birds
This small 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 round shoulder and a short neck. There are two red birds which extend over the shoulder and connect with black painted birds which also have bird tails. The tails extend down over the side of the bowl. 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”.
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