Priscilla Namingha Nampeyo (1924-2008) was a Hopi-Tewa potter of the Nampeyo family tradition. She made pottery beginning from when her great grandmother Nampeyo of Hano started teaching her at seven years old and she continued almost to the day she died. Nampeyo of Hano (1860-1942) is the famous Hopi-Tewa potter who revitalized Hopi pottery by creating a contemporary style inspired by the ancient designs found on pottery shards from the prehistoric pueblo of Sikyatki. Priscilla is the daughter of Rachel Namingha Nampeyo and Emerson Namingha, granddaughter of Annie Healing Nampeyo and Will Healing.
Priscilla passed her knowledge of the art of making traditional pottery to her children and some of those are active today, including: Jean Sahmie, Randy Sahmie, Nyla Sahmie, Rachel Sahmie and Bonnie Chapella Nampeyo. This piece is signed by Priscilla and is in near perfect condition.
4" Tall, 7 1/4" Wide