Hopi Pueblo pottery is some of the finest Native American pottery ever created. The Hopi also craft exquisite jewelry, Kachinas, and baskets.
The Hopi people, numbering about six thousand, occupy villages atop three mesas in northeastern Arizona.
Carla Claw Nampeyo, Tewa/Hopi, Snow Clan, b. 1961.
Beautifully carved polychrome jar depicting a parade line of Longhair Kachinas.
Height: 4 3/8"Diameter: 5 1/4"
Best known for her carefully carved polychrome pottery, very unusual among Tewa or Hopi potters, Carla has created here a nicely polished, traditional jar in the 'Migration' pattern. This stylized parrot design is highly characteristic of Nampeyo family wares.
Height: 3 7/8"Diameter: 5 1/4"
Polychrome bowl in red and brown on cream
Cheryl is a fifth-generation potter and artist of the Nampeyo family. Cheryl learned the basics of her craft from her grandmother Daisy Hooee Nampeyo.
Height: 3 1/2"Diameter: 4 5/8"
Fawn Navasie, b. 1959. Sometimes collaborates with her husband James Garcia Nampeyo, grandson of Fannie Nampeyo.
Large graceful, very well-formed olla in polychrome 'Migration' design.
Height: 5 1/2"Diameter: 9 1/4"
Thinwalled polychrome olla with traditional Thunderhead and Whirlwind patterns.
Height: 5 1/2"Diameter: 6 1/8"
Tall, thinwalled redware jar.
Height: 7 1/2"Diameter: 5"
Platter in traditional 'Migration' pattern. Unsigned, but guaranteed to be Loretta's work. 1" hairline crack at rim (hidden by painting).
Height: 7/8"Diameter: 9 1/4"