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