The Best of Arizona: Potters

2011-10-30T00:00:00Z The Best of Arizona: Potters Arizona Daily Star
October 30, 2011 12:00 am

Nampeyo

She was Hopi-Tewa, circa 1859-1942. Developed the Sikyatki Revival, named for the Sikyatki Ruins that had inspired her work.

Dextra Quotskuyva

Hopi, she was born 1928. Quotskuyva is the granddaughter of Nampeyo and is known for her decorations, which combine the traditional and contemporary.

Alice Williams Cling

Navajo, born in 1946. Cling's pottery is known for its elegant contours, vivid images and very high finish.

Ida Redbird

Maricopa/Pee Posh, 1892-1971. Redbird was instrumental in the movement to improve the quality of Maricopa ceramics, which meant bringing attention and fair prices to the works.

Rupert Angea

Tohono O'odham, born circa 1950. Angea hand-builds pots using the traditional coil method, and he paints with hematite and mesquite sap.

- Selected by Diane Dittemore, ethnological collections curator at the Arizona State Museum, and Mark Bahti, Bahti Indian Arts

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