White Swann (Dolly Navasie) is a Hopi Potter of the Water Clan who grew up on the Hopi Reservation in the Antelope Mesa area. She learned the art of pottery making early in life by watching and working with her mother, Fawn Navasie. Dawn Navasie is her sister.
Her clay is hand dug and processed in the traditional way. She hand coils her pottery the traditional way and fires it outdoors with sheep dung. She also uses yucca leaves to make her paint brushes.The maroon coloration is achieved with the use of iron oxide whereas the yellow clay provides the orange finish (depending on the firing).