2022-07  Large modern petroglyph tile

2022-07 Large modern petroglyph tile

Hopi is a matriarchal society. This is a clay tile by an artist of paternal Hopi descent who grew up at Zuni, currently lives at Zuni, and was trained as a potter at Hopi by Dextra Quotskuyva Nampeyo, the leading Hopi-Tewa potter of her generation.  It is made of...
2022-05 Early career pot by Nyla Collateta Nampeyo

2022-05 Early career pot by Nyla Collateta Nampeyo

This pot is unusual because it is formed from yellow “sikyatska” clay that fires red.  It carries a black design.  The elements of design are typical of the Sikyatki Revival, are unusually-organized, crisply-drawn, and are well-fitted to the pot’s shape....
2022-04  Tile with maiden balancing a pot on her head

2022-04 Tile with maiden balancing a pot on her head

Framed in a doorway, this smiling woman balances a very large Hopi pot on her head.  Born in 1948, Jean began making pottery when she was about 17 had a long and productive pottery-making career, including this tile.  She was named an “Arizona Living...