Navasie, Eunice “Fawn” & Dolly Joe “White Swan” – Jar with Hopi Birds (1981-2)
This jar is a collaborative piece by Eunice “Fawn” Navasie and her daughter, Dolly Joe “White Swan”. Dolly learned to make pottery at around age six, but it was not until she was about 17 that she was taught how to paint pottery by her mother. This jar is coil-built and painted with bee-weed (black) and a red clay slip. The jar has an open style of painting, which is very typical to Eunice’s designs. There are large Hopi birds spiraling around the jar. The jar is traditionally fired to create the blushes. It is signed on the bottom, “Fawn” hallmark, and “White Swann”. It is in very good condition with no chips, cracks, restoration, or repair.