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.   As expected for pots of this color, it carries a black design.  The elements of design are typical of the Sikyatki Revival, are unusually-organized, crisply-drawn, and are...
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...