Clashin, Debbie – Jar with Awatovi Birds & Bird Tails
Debbie Clashin has become one of the exciting leaders in Hopi-Tewa pottery over the past several years. She is known for her large-sized traditional fired vessels. This large jar is a wide shape and a slightly turned out neck. The entire piece is stone polished and then it is painted with bee-weed and natural clay slips. The design has two large birds, bird tails and and panels with sun and mesa designs. The painting on the jar is delicate and flowing with the additional areas which are mottled. The jar is traditionally fired with blushes across the surface of the jar and a few little darker areas. It is signed on the bottom with her name and a pipe for his “Tobacco Clan”.