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Navasie, Joy “Frogwoman” -Tall Jar with Bird Designs (1980’s)

Navasie, Joy “Frogwoman” -Tall Jar with Bird Designs (1980’s)

4.5"w x 7.5"h
$ 1,200.00
Availability: Out of stock

This jar by Joy “Frog Woman” Navasie is a distinctive shape with a low shoulder and an elongated neck.  The jar is painted with two panels of designs, each with a Hopi style bird.  The birds are highlighted with a deep red clay.  The neck of the jar is also painted with a bird wing pattern.  The jar is slipped with the white clay and then painted with natural clay slips and bee-weed (black).  The red clay on this jar 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 very good condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.  


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Artist

Artist

Navasie, Joy "Frogwoman" (1919 - 2012)

Frogwoman - Joy Navasie

Joy Navasie was known for her white slipped pottery and classic use of design elements. She learned to make pottery from her mother, Paqua, who also used the white clay and signed with a frog as a hallmark. The white kaolin clay is a slip which is applied to the surface of the bowl and then black (bee-weed) and red clay slips are used for painting. Joy's pottery is iconic among the Hopi white slipped pottery and her work can be found in numerous books, museums worldwide and some spectacular pieces are featured in the 1974 Arizona Highways magazine.
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