Brenda and John Blom Collection.
CA.1993 - Frog and Tadpole Signature
Born in 1951, Marianne Navasie is the daughter of Joy Navasie (2nd Frogwoman) and granddaughter of Paqua Naha (1st Frogwoman). Marianne didn't start making pottery until she was 18. Then she mastered the family's trademark white ware style of pottery and the traditional designs she painted on them. Some folks these days refer to her as "3rd Frogwoman."
Marianne learned to make traditional pottery from her mother. But Joy was right-handed and Marianne was left-handed. You don't notice until you put a pot from each next to each other: the decorations flow in opposite directions.
Marianne signed most of her pots with a frog and an "M" next to it. Earlier in her career she used the frog with a tadpole next to it (denoting her place in the family tree). She passed on in 2007.