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,...
2023-13  Early career Tawa bowl by Jean Sahme

2023-13 Early career Tawa bowl by Jean Sahme

The opening ranges from 8.5” to 9.1875″ The design on this bowl is simple but striking.  Of the close to 600 pots in this collection, only one other caries the image of Tawa, the Creator (2017-07) .  The six sets of chevrons on the rim of bowl 2023-13 are unique...