Debbie Clashin has become one of the exciting leaders in Hopi pottery in the past few years.
Although known for her large-sized traditionally fired vessels, Debbie enjoys making smaller pieces too. This wonderful pot is a somewhat flattened seed pot. Her favorite designs are stylized interpretations of ancient Hopi bird elements, derived from ancient sikyatki pottery sherds found around one of the mesas of Hopi.
Debbie is a traditionalist and continues the tradition of hand coiling with native clays and slips and firing outside. The entire piece is stone polished, and then it is painted with bee-weed and natural clay slips. The painting on the jar is delicate and precise. The jar is traditionally fired, which creates beautiful blushes across the surface of the jar. She signs “Debbie Clashin” with a Pipe hallmark below to represent her Tobacco Clan.
She has steadily become very much in demand and her work is highly collectible. At Santa FA Indian Market 2019, Deb was awarded the Helen Naha Memorial Award for Hopi Pottery.
Condition: Excellent – original condition – new
Provenance: Purchased from the artist