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Adelle Lalo Nampeyo



This pot, at right, is a batwing design measuring 3.75 inches tall by 4.5 inches wide. Your price $175 ~ Item #H185. Includes Shipping! SOLD

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Adelle Lalo Nampeyo is a granddaughter of Fannie Nampeyo and daughter of Elva Tewaguna Nampeyo. She has been making pottery since 1979. Most of her pottery is decorated with traditional Nampeyo family fine line designs or eagle tails. Her work is hand coiled, hand painted and traditionally fired using sheep dung which accounts for the variety in coloring. She firmly believes that she needs to continue making pottery the traditional way because of her strong spiritual beliefs. Adelle's work is included in Dr. Gregory Schaaf's "Hopi-Tewa Pottery", "Fourteen Families in Pueblo Pottery" by Rick Dillingham, and the Native American Resource Collection at the Heard Museum. She believes in the old ways and creates her work in that spirit that joins the human spirit and Mother Earth as one.


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Nona Naha


This 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


Copyright Paul LuiseNona Naha 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.

"Nona 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.

Nona 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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Donna Navasie Robertson

The pot at right has great graphics and a unique shape rarely seen in Hopi pottery. Strong appeal measuring 6 inches tall by 6 inches wide. Your price $425 ~ Item #H241. Shipping Included NOW TAKE 35% OFF LISTED PRICE

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Donna Navasie Robertson has been an active potter since 1990 working with black and red on white. She is the grand daughter of Joy Navasie (second Frog Woman, Yellow Flower) and the daughter of Marianne Navasie thus she is part of a very rich Hopi-Tewa tradition of creating fine pottery. Her work is included in many publications including Rick Dillingham’s "Fourteen Families in Pueblo Pottery" and Dr. Gregory Schaaf’s "Hopi-Tewa Pottery: 500 Artist Biographies".

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Vernida NampeyoVernida Polacca

Vernida created this Nampeyo family migration pattern on a hand coiled, traditionally shaped and fired pot measuring 5.75 inches tall by 5.5 inches wide. The pattern is excellent but the neck is a bit distorted from some angles. This piece came from an estate auction in a lot. It is a shape that is rarely seen and has real appeal. If you like what you see but are concerned about the neck just send an email and we'll take a few more photos for you. It's a very good price even for an imperfect piece. Your price $195 ~ Item #H245. Includes Shipping! NOW TAKE 35% OFF LISTED PRICE

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Vernida Polacca (Nampeyo) is Nampeyo of Hano's great-granddaughter, the daughter of Harold Polacca Nampeyo, Sr. (Tewa) and Alice Polacca (Pima) and sister to renown potters Clinton and Reva. Her work is traditionally coiled and fired. She travels around the country exhibiting at major shows and likes to demonstrate her techniques. Her reputation is growing very quickly.


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