2022-16a Bisque-fired shepherd

2022-16a Bisque-fired shepherd

o This is the first of three catalog entries about this group of pottery. Each begins with the same introduction. Carrying almost no design, with only subtle suggestions of form, this small grouping of effigies stands in stark contrast to the 11 other beautifully...
2022-15  Small carved serpent pot

2022-15 Small carved serpent pot

This is a small but complexly-carved pot.  Seen by itself, its conception and detailed execution are striking. Seen in the context of the eleven other pots by Nathan in this collection, the extraordinary range of ability of its maker is amplified. Form: From a...
2022-14 Large vase with a flock of abstract birds

2022-14 Large vase with a flock of abstract birds

  This vase displays a mural of abstract birds, Hopi messengers to the gods.  For me those birds also carry substantial emotions. This is the last pot I bought directly from Rachael, who was gravely ill. I was able to visit her at her ancestral home in Polacca on...
2022-13 Modern Sikyatki eagle tail jar

2022-13 Modern Sikyatki eagle tail jar

This large seedpot is both art and experiment.  Its design is a particularly elaborate rendition of an ancient design revitalized by Nampeyo in the late 19th century, inherited by generations of her family, and adopted by other potters at Hopi.  The pot was fired...
2022-12  Eleven-pot necklace with silver beads

2022-12 Eleven-pot necklace with silver beads

The necklace has an overall length of 32 inches. The two ladles + two pipes average 0.532 “ h X 0.855” w X 2.0” long. The  four jars average 0.969″ h X 1.00” w. The two canteens average 1.25” h X 1.50” w X 0.875” deep. The pendant is 0.75” h X 1.50” w. The 80...