Joy Navasie is among the most famous and prolific Hopi-Tewa potters. She is known as “Frog Woman”. This name was also carried by her mother, famous and innovative pottery artist Paqua Naha. Her mother taught her Hopi traditions and pottery making. Joy Navasie began her pottery career around 1935, and she began signing her pottery with a Frog Hallmark around 1939 or 1940. Joy most often created works in the black and red on white slip style pottery. Many credit her mother, Paqua Naha, with developing white ware pottery in the early 1950’s.
This beautiful pot was hand coiled and painted in mural type sections with tradtional Hopi designs. It comes from an estate collection and is in excellent shape, with only minor wear for its age.
8 5/8" Tall , 5 1/4" Wide