Navasie, Joy “Frogwoman” – Jar with Bird Tails and Wind Rim (1980’s)
This jar by Joy “Frog Woman” Navasie is one of her classic shapes. The jar has a high shoulder and a short neck. Around the body of the jar, the design is painted in four panels. The jar is slipped with the white clay and then painted with natural clay slips and bee-weed (black). It’s nice to see this period of her work painted with such precision to the lines! All for panels are variations on bird tails. Around the neck is a wind design. The black painted with bee-weed (a plant) and the red is a deeper red clay she began to use in the 1980’s. It has been traditionally fired so there are some variations in the coloration from white to almost a pinkish color. The jar is signed on the bottom with her Frog Hallmark. It is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration, or repair.