H x 7 1/2" D
Dollie Navasie, is the daughter
of the renowned Hopi potter Eunice "Fawn" Navasie.
She is also sister to Dawn and "Little Fawn" Navasie,
who now goes by "Fawn" since her mother's passing.
Her Hopi name, by which she is widely known in the art world,
is White Swann.
Having grown up in the Antelope
Mesa area of the Hopi reservation, near Keams Canyon, Dollie
learned the art of pottery making at an early age. She watched
her mother and was allowed to play in the clay, making her first
crude pots as a toddler.
As the niece of another well-known
potter, Frogwoman, Dollie has the blood of many talented generations
flowing through her veins. She shows at all the major venues
throughout the Southwest and consistently does well.
Some of her recent shows include
Santa Fe Indian Market, Heard Museum Show 2003, and a "One
Man" show at the Hopi Artisans Guild at Second Mesa.
She was recently distinguished
as the recipient of the SWAIA's prestigious fellowship award
and has been featured in nearly every major publication dealing
with Indian Art. She also won a prestigious blue ribbon at the
Museum of Northern Arizona's Hopi Show in Flagstaff.
This piece is a classic polychrome
vessel for Dollie, who prefers to adhere to the tradition of
her grandmothers. Handcoiling the pot, and using all natural
pigments, Dollie finishes the pottery by firing in an outdoor,
sheep-dung firing pit.