This beautiful Hopi Pottery was
made by Fawn Navasie. Fawn is the niece to Frog Woman, daughter
of the late Eunice "Fawn" Navasie, and sister to Dawn
Navasie and Dolly Joe. She is also the spouse of well known Hopi
potter, James Garcia Nampeyo.
The Navasie family is known
for their own special revival, as was Nampeyo known for Sikyatki.
The Navasie's are said to be responsible for reviving a style
from the late Awatovi village, south-east of First Mesa.
Among her favorite designs
are "Rainbirds, parrots, feathers, and clouds." - Schaaf
Gentle Hopi "fire-clouds"
indicate that Fawn has indeed remained loyal to her traditional
methods of forming and firing her pottery. These reddish-orange
shades can only be obtained through the natural sheep-dung firing
This piece features a design
she referred to as "Sikyatki Birds." The colors and
stylized feathers give this pottery its good feel. She has signed
with her classic "Fawn" and hoofprint.
Fawn is an accomplished potter
and has shown at several major venues throughout the Southwest.
She has been featured at shows in Santa Fe, NM., the Heard Museum,
Fawn has appeared in several
magazines and publications dealing primarily with Native American
are and Hopi Pottery, in particularly. These include Hopi-Tewa
Potters by Gregory Schaaf, p. 120; and Fourteen Families
in Pueblo Pottery by Rick Dillingham, pp. 60-61.