Clashin, Debbie – Jar with Two Large Birds
This water 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 a slightly turned out rim from the neck. The jar is painted with two large stylized birds on each half of the jar. The heads of the birds gracefully turn in while the tail feathers extends backward. 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”.