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...
2022-04  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...
2022-02  Plainware wide-shouldered seedpot

2022-02 Plainware wide-shouldered seedpot

This plainware jar is the perfect foil for jar 2020-20, the other recent addition to this collection by Jake Koopee.  Whereas jar 2020-20 is packed with design leaving almost no surface on the pot without paint, jar 2022-02 obviously carries no paint (except for the...
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...