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 with the smooth, polished finish.
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.
Just like mothers immemorial, Joy taught her children: Marianne Navasie, Maynard Navasie, Leona Navasie, Natelle Lee, Grace Lomahquahu and Loretta Navasie Koshiway, how to make Hopi pottery, white, red and yellow. She also taught her grandson, Charles Navasie.
A difference in how she and her mother signed with their trademark frog: Paqua drew short, straight toes while Joy drew webbed toes.