2022-01  Duck whistle

2022-01 Duck whistle

I bought my first Hopi-Tewa pot 61 years ago, have been collecting ever since, have a large research library, and have been working on this catalog for 20 years. I consider myself quite an expert when it comes to “Hopi” pottery, especially if it involves...
2020-05 Bowl of Zuni clay, Hopi design

2020-05 Bowl of Zuni clay, Hopi design

At first view this is a well-done but rather ordinary Hopi-Tewa pot.  What is unusual is that this Hopi pot is made with Zuni clay at Zuni by a master Hopi potter. That simple statement summarizes  the complicated life of its maker, Daisy Hooee Nampeyo. While this...
2019-16  Large 1938 low-shouldered olla

2019-16 Large 1938 low-shouldered olla

This is a large and visually engaging jar signed by Daisy Nampeyo, but it may have been formed by Grandmother Nampeyo in 1938 and painted by Daisy. Form: The walls of this jar are substantial but seem thin for a pot this large.  Since the bottoms of Hopi pots are...
2015-07 Small ant pot

2015-07 Small ant pot

Daisy seems to have invented small “ant pots” like 2015-07 and related an engaging story that made them attractive to buyers. Barbara Kramer relates this story, having been told it (I think) by Daisy, though the citation is not clear: “Long ago, (Grandmother...