Namingha, Joshua – Clay Fetish Bear (17 Years Old)
Joshua Namingha is a 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 a variety of textures and colors. It almost has the appearance of stone! It is tied with a medicine bundle and a piece of turquoise. It is signed on the bottom in the clay, “JRN”.