Jim, Harrison – Seedpot with Morning Singer Katsina in Relief
Harrison Jim learned to make pottery from his mother-in-law Joy “Frogwoman” Navasie. He often collaborated with Marianne Navasie on his pottery. This jar is a collaborative piece made by Marianne Navasie (1951-2007) and then carved and designed by Harrison. The piece has two Morning Singer Katsinas carved in relief on the top half. They are deeply carved and highlighted with clay slips. The bottom half is painted with cloud and rain designs. They are painted with bee-weed (black) and red clay slips. The piece is signed on the bottom with a frog hallmark and tadpole (the hallmark for Marianne Navasie) and “H. Jim”. It is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.