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plate is a beautiful, unique creation by Nona that she created
for us by request. The plate measures 8 inches wide with a batwing
motif. Unlikely you'd find another plate created by her. Exquisite
detail as in all her work. Your price $750
~ Item #H228. Click here
to see an enlargement. SOLD
is of Hopi-Tewa heritage and of the Corn Clan. She has been active
potting since 1988. Nona is the daughter of Sylvan and Edith Nash,
and wife of Terry Naha. She learned the art of pottery making
from Feather Woman - Helen Naha, and Feather Woman's daughters
- Sylvia and Rainy Naha. Our last visit with her was great, lots
of fun, and we brought back some treasures from this artist with
ever increasing popularity that is well deserved. Her work has
increased in value very well over the last four years and her
work is considered a prudent investment as well as a delight
to see and hold.
Naha produces some of the thinnest pottery at Hopi. She has stated
that she loves the feeling of relief and satisfaction when the
pot is completed. "The process for me is long, since I take
time to do my best" says Nona. "I also appreciate the
reaction of the buyers who acknowledge art and the work behind
it." - from "Hopi-Tewa Pottery:500 Artist Biographies"
(p. 79) by Gregory Schaaf.
has taken many awards at shows throughout the Southwest, including
1st, 2nd and 3rd place overall at the Hopi Show in Flagstaff,
Arizona at the Museum of Northern Arizona. She has become very
well known for this style of beautiful seed pot featuring turtles,
lizards, butterflies and traditional patterns usually measuring
four or five inches in diameter and a few inches in depth.
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