Joy Navasie

Joy Navasie (Yellow Flower) was born in 1919 to famed Hopi-Tewa potter Paqua Naha (also known as Frog Woman). Paqua has been credited with developing the Hopi white ware style of pottery. Joy learned to make pottery from her mother and was active from 1935 to 1995, assuming the name "Second Frog Woman" early in her career. She worked most of her career in the black and red on white style originated by her mother in the 1950's. She passed away in 2012 after a long period of declining health.

A difference in how she and her mother signed with their trademark frog: Paqua drew short, straight toes while Joy drew webbed toes.

Black and red geometric design on a white jar
White jar with black and red geometric design
7 1/4 in H by 7 in Dia
Large shard geometric design on a white jar
Polychrome jar decorated with a large shard design
7 in H by 13 in Dia
Bird element design on a polychrome white ware wedding vase
Polychrome white ware wedding vase with bird element design
4 3/4 in H by 2 1/4 in Dia
Bird element and geometric design on a polychrome wedding vase
Polychrome wedding vase decorated with a bird element and geometric design
8 in H by 5 1/2 in Dia
Bird element and geometric design on a polychrome white ware jar
Polychrome white ware jar decorated with a bird element and geometric design
10 3/4 in H by 7 1/4 in Dia
Pottery photos courtesy of Andrea Fisher Fine Pottery