Dawn Navasie – Hopi

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Pottery Seed Pot by Dawn Navasie (Hopi)

Dawn Navasie, “Polaquimana” (Red Tail Hawk), member of the Water Clan, was born into the Hopi-Tewa Reservation in 1961. She was inspired to continue the family tradition of pottery making from her extremely famous Mother, the late Eunice “Fawn” Navasie. Fawn taught Dawn all the fundamentals of making traditional Hopi pottery at the age of 4. Dawn would assist her mother with her pottery and thus inspired her to learn. Dawn began perfecting her pottery making skills at the age of 17.

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Dawn specializes in handmade traditional Hopi style pottery. She prefers making the larger ollas (larger pots) because they have more room to paint her favorite designs of mythical rainbirds and rain clouds. She also paints moths, weather symbols, and elements of the earth. Natural minerals and vegetables like wild bee plant, hematite, and red clay are used for coloration. Firing is done in the traditional manner using sheep dung as fuel. Dawn is a superb artist in the Hopi-Tewa tradition. She paints with a sure hand and has a design vision that recalls the beauty and quality of her mother’s work (original Fawn). Dawn signs her pottery as: Dawn Navasie, followed by a water symbol to denote her clan origin.

Dolly Joe “White Swann” Navasie (sister), Eunice “Fawn” Navasie” (mother),

Darrell Navasie, and Gregory Navasie (brothers) and Fawn Garcia Navasie, sister, formerly “Little Fawn” are among some of the many other artists that Dawn is related to.

Awards:

  • Gallup Ceremonial 1st Place
  • Hopi Guild 1st Place
  • Museum of Northern Arizona 1st place
  • Publications:

  • 1996 Arizona Highways magazine
  • Art of the Hopi
  • Hopi-Tewa Pottery 500 Artist Biographies
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