Shapes & Forms
Born in 1965 into the Parrot Clan of the Hopi-Tewa, Charles Navasie is the great grandson of Paqua Naha (First Frogwoman) and grandson of Joy Navasie (Second Frogwoman). His mother, Loretta Navasie is also a well-known potter but at the age of 15, he began learning the fundamentals of traditional pottery making from his grandmother, Joy.
Charles works with traditional Hopi tan and yellow ware and the Navasie family trademark white ware - white ware being acknowledged as the hardest type of pottery to successfully produce.
Charles signs his works with "Navasie" written inside the body of a frog, to denote his heritage.