Hopi Pottery

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.

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Naha, Burel

#9015
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Burel Naha, Spider Clan (Tewa), b. 1944.
 
A wonderful seedpot by the late son of the great Tewa potter Helen Naha (Feather Woman).  This Spider was one of Burel's hallmark designs.
 
Height: 4 1/2"
Diameter: 4 1/4"

Naha, Emma

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Emma's fine pottery is characterized by the warm orange hue of her clay, as seen on this wonderful piece.
 
Black and red over orange.
 
Height: 3 1/2"
Diameter: 7 3/4"

Namoki, Lawrence

#4G2
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Lawrence Namoki, Flute-Deer Clan, b. 1949.
 
Carved polychrome seed pot.  Brown and red over buff background.
 
New Style 'Awatovi' design.
 
Height: 2 1/4"
Diameter: 3"

Namoki, Lawrence

#4G3 and #4G5
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Lawrence Namoki, Flute-Deer Clan, b. 1949.
 
Carved polychrome pots.  Brown, red and white over buff background.
 
On the left (#4G3) - Mudhead.
 
On the right (#4G5) - Longhair.
 
Height: 2 3/4"
Diameter: 2 5/8"

Namoki, Lawrence

#4G6 and #4G7
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Lawrence Namoki, Flute-Deer Clan, b. 1949.
 
Carved polychrome pots.  Brown and red over buff background.
 
On the left (#4G6) - Flute Player.
 
On the right (#4G7) - Anasazi Flute Player.
 
Height: 2 1/2"
Diameter: 2 5/8"

Nampeyo, Annie Healing

#4A54
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Annie Healing Nampeyo, Corn Clan (Tewa), 1884 - 1968, daughter of the incomparable Nampeyo.
 
Choice Butterfly Vase, ca. 1935
 
Height: 12 1/8"
Diameter: 5 7/8"

Nampeyo, Carla Claw

#9486
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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"

Nampeyo, Carla Claw

#9480
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Carla Claw Nampeyo, Tewa/Hopi, Snow Clan, b. 1961.

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"

Nampeyo, Cheryl Naha

#9178
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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"

Nampeyo, Fannie Polacca

#3785
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Fannie Polacca Nampeyo, Corn Clan (Tewa), 1904-1987, daughter of the incomparable Nampeyo.
 
Polychrome olla.
 
Small rim chip visible in photo - otherwise excellent condition.
 
Height: 4 1/2"
Diameter: 5 1/2"

Nampeyo, Priscilla Namingha

#7080
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Priscilla Namingha Nampeyo, Corn Clan (Tewa), b. 1924.
 
Exceptional olla in 'Eagle Tail' design by a master of modern Hopi/Tewa pottery.  Black and sienna over warm orange background.
 
Height: 5"
Diameter: 6"

Nampeyo, Rachel Namingha

#4456
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Rachel Namingha Nampeyo, Corn Clan (Tewa), 1903 - 1985.
 
Polychrome bowl.  This exceptional artist began making pottery around 1920 and continued until her death at age 82.  This pretty bowl was made late in her life, and features one of the boldest signatures one is ever likely to see.
 
Height: 3"
Diameter: 6 1/2"

Navasie, Fawn

#9247
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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"

Navasie, Fawn

#9481
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Fawn Navasie, b. 1959.  Sometimes collaborates with her husband James Garcia Nampeyo, grandson of Fannie Nampeyo.

Thinwalled polychrome olla with traditional Thunderhead and Whirlwind patterns.

Height: 5 1/2"
Diameter: 6 1/8"

Navasie, Fawn

#9485
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Fawn Navasie, b. 1959.  Sometimes collaborates with her husband James Garcia Nampeyo, grandson of Fannie Nampeyo.

Tall, thinwalled redware jar.

Height: 7 1/2"
Diameter: 5"

Navasie, Joy

#2354
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Frog Woman, Kachina Clan (Tewa), b. 1919.
 
Choice thin-walled polychrome olla by the celebrated Hopi-Tewa potter.  Stylized parrot motif on the striking white clay favored by this exceptional artist.
 
Height: 7"
Diameter: 6"

Navasie, Marianne

#7635
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Marianne Navasie, Kachina Clan (Tewa), b. 1951, daughter of Frog Woman.
 
Elegant polychrome olla in parrot design.
 
Sienna and dark brown over the distinctive Navasie family white background.
 
Height: 6 1/8"
Diameter: 7 1/8"

Navasie, Marianne

#7636
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Marianne Navasie, Kachina Clan (Tewa), b. 1951, daughter of Frog Woman.
 
Very nice low polychrome bowl in geometric design.
 
Sienna and dark brown over the distinctive Navasie family white background.
 
Height: 3 1/8"
Diameter: 8 1/8"

Silas, Loretta

#9251
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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"