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Fawn Navasie Garcia

Fawn Navasie-Garcia, “formerly Litte Fawn”, was born in 1959 into the Hopi Reservation. She was inspired to continue the family tradition of making pottery by her late Mother, the famous “Eunice (original Fawn) Navasie.” Eunice taught her all the fundamentals of traditional Hopi pottery making. Early on, Fawn specialized in the white slip pottery that her mother taught her to make, which according to Fawn is much more difficult to make. Fawn has been making pottery since 1979.

Fawn specializes in elegant polychrome buff or yellow slipped pottery. All of her materials are gathered within the Hopi Reservation, including the colors used on the pottery. She cleans the clay, mixes, hand-coils, shapes, sands, paints, and fires her pottery the traditional way, outdoors with sheep dung. Fawn coils a wide variety of shapes like wedding vases, egg shaped pots, and bowls. Her designs originate from the Sikyatki Ruins (yellow earth and it’s the name of a former village at the Hopi Reservation located two miles north of First Mesa). Fawn signs her pottery as: Fawn, followed by a fawn hoofprint.

Fawn is related to many prolific and famous artists among some of them are: Dawn Navasie, Dolly Joe Navasie (sisters), Stetson Setalla, Dee Setalla, Marianne Harrison, Burel Naha, Sylvia Naha (cousins), the late Eunice Navasie (mother), Helen Naha, Joy “Frogwoman” Navasie (aunts), and the late Paqua Naha (grandmother).