Eunice Navasie

Born in Sichomovi on First Mesa in 1920, Eunice "Fawn" Navasie began working with clay early in life, learning from her mother, Agnes Navasie, and working with her sister-in-law, Joy "2nd Frogwoman" Navasie. Dolly Joe "White Swann" Navasie, Fawn Navasie and Dawn Navasie are her daughters. Eunice was also married to James (Garcia) Nampeyo for many years and they sometimes collaborated on big pieces, even after the divorce, until she died in 1992.

Eunice worked in black and red on white, as well as black and red on buff or yellow ware. Her favorite shapes seem to have been jars, bowls and wedding vases. She won numerous awards at the Gallup InterTribal Ceremonials in Gallup, New Mexico, and at the Santa Fe Indian Market.

She made pottery for nearly 50 years and was well known for her artwork and innovative designs. Her daughter Fawn was generally referred to as "Little Fawn" until Eunice passed.

Four direction bird element and geometric design on a polychrome jar
Polychrome jar with four direction bird element and geometric design
3 3/4 in H by 5 1/2 in Dia

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