2024-04  Corn vase

2024-04 Corn vase

Corn is at the core of Hopi life and no pot in the collection makes this statement more directly than this vase.  A few pots in this collection depict painted images of corn (1999-10, 2010-08 and 2012-07) and other plainware pots have repose corn cobs (2006-03,...
2024-03  Ellipsoid bowl with curvilinear avian design

2024-03 Ellipsoid bowl with curvilinear avian design

The width of the bowl is 9.375 inches. The lowest height is 2.6875 inches.   The large size of this bowl is unusual, as is its shape.  To my eyes its curvilinear design is the most powerful ever developed by Nampeyo, Priscilla’s great grandmother.  Size,...
2023-06  “Form #1” abstract sclupture

2023-06 “Form #1” abstract sclupture

This collection contains one of the earliest pots made by Les (1994-09), which seems quite traditional in both form and design. His work grows from his Tewa-Hopi and Zuni heritage, but as his career evolved both the forms of his clay vessels and his decoration of them...
2023-05  Damaged pot with abstract design

2023-05 Damaged pot with abstract design

This seedpot is exuberance. Abstract forms in black, red, white and grey swirl over its surface forming a dramatic crazy quilt. There are elements of Hopi design here, but the influence of Miro predominates.  A pot that encourages you to smile while you dance to is...