Clashin, Debbie – Plainware Jar
This is a striking plainware jar by Debbie Clashin. Her cousin, Mark Tahbo, was one of the first Hopi-Tewa potters to really focus on plain (unpainted) wares and using just the firing to create the design. This jar has a wide shoulder and it is fully polished. It has been fired with sheep manure to create the dynamic blushes on the surface. They range in coloration from white to a very deep red. The focus on pieces like this is both on the form and the firing. It is a visually striking jar! It is signed on the bottom with her name and a pipe for his “Tobacco Clan”.