Namingha, Joseph – Turquoise Colored Clay Fetish Bear (19 Years Old)
Joseph Namingha is the eldest son of noted potters Les and Jocelyn Namingha. Over the past several years he has been making clay bears. Each bear is different and they are much in the style of Zuni bear fetishes. However, as they are clay, this bear has various slips and glazes to create the coloration. This bear has the appearance of a piece of turquoise with a black and turquoise-colored surface. As well, it has an amazing textural feel which makes one think even more that it is stone and not clay! It has a medicine bundle on the back with turquoise. It is signed on the bottom in the clay, “JEN”.