She is a daughter of the late, classic potter Ethel Shields, of Acoma Pueblo, and married to miniature Master, Thomas Natseway.
Charmae is renowned for her rigorously contemporary takes on ancient Mimbres designs.
Here, she proves she can do the traditional just as well as anyone!
Well, almost: A classic parrot design is given a dramatic abstraction.
Moreover, she has added a bit of natural green and golden yellow clay slips to the more conventional earth-toned hues.
The dark brown/black comes from wild spinach plants, steeped as in tea-making.
The form is an elegantly flattened round, rather than the usual globular shape.
Characteristic of this highly regarded artist is the masterly mixture of elements in the design – squares, curves, triangles, lines, etc. – all of which form a clean, dramatic look.
Contemporary, even when traditional!