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    Fawn Navasie

    Fawn Navasie

    Fawn Navasie was born in 1959 on the Hopi reservation. She was inspired to continue the family tradition of making pottery by her late mother, the famous "Eunice (original Fawn) Navasie". Fawn is the niece of Frog Woman, sister to Dawn Navasie and Dolly Joe. She is also the spouse of well-known Hopi potter James Garcia Nampeyo.

    Eunice taught Fawn the fundamentals of traditional Hopi pottery making. Early on, Fawn specialized in the white slip pottery; however, she now specializes in elegant polychrome buff or yellow-slipped pottery. Fawn coils a wide variety of shapes; her designs originate from the Sikyatki (Yellow Earth) Ruins the name of a former village at the Hopi reservation located north of First Mesa. The “blush” that shows on her pottery indicates that Fawn fires her pottery in the traditional open-pit method using sheep-dung. She signs her work 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, and others. She has appeared in several magazines and publications including Hopi-Tewa Potters by Gregory Schaaf; and Fourteen Families in Pueblo Pottery by Rick Dillingham.

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