Darlene Nampeyo

A great-great granddaughter of Nampeyo of Hano, Darlene is a descendant through Nampeyo's eldest daughter Annie (Healing) and Annie's eldest daughter Rachel Namingha. Her mother is Ruth James, sister of Dextra Quotskuyva, Eleanor Lucas and Priscilla Namingha.

Darlene learned to make pottery from her aunts, Priscilla and Dextra. Her designs are all painted with bee-weed (black) and then traditionally fired to create the blushes on the clay surface. Darlene's pottery can be found in museums throughout the Southwest. She has also won ribbons at events such as the SWAIA Santa Fe Indian Market and the Heard Museum Market.
Katsina design on a black on buff tile
Black on buff tile with katsina design
6 in H by 4 1/4 in Dia
Four-direction, corn and geometric designs on a polychrome tile
Polychrome tile with four-direction, corn and geometric designs
5 1/4 in H by 4 1/2 in Dia
Bird element geometric design on a polychrome tile
Polychrome tile with bird element geometric design
5 1/4 in h by 4 1/4 in W
Hand, dragonfly and geometric design on a tile
Tile with hand, dragonfly and geometric design
5 1/4 in H by 5 1/2 in W
Katsina design obn a polychrome tile
Polychrome tile with katsina design
6 1/2 in H by 4 1/4 in W
Shard design on a polychrome tile
Polychrome tile with shard design
5 3/4 in H by 4 1/2 in Dia
Shard design on a polychrome tile
Polychrome tile with shard design
5 1/2 in H by 4 1/4 in Dia
Bat wing and geometric design on a polychrome tile
Polychrome tile with bat wing and geometric design
3 3/4 in H by 4 in Dia
Eagletail design on a miniature polychrome canteen
Miniature polychrome canteen with an eagletail design
2 in H by 1 1/2 in Dia
Katsina design on a tile
Tile decorated with a katsina design
6 1/2 in H by 4 1/4 in Dia
Corn plant, kiva step and geometric design on a polychrome tile
Polychrome tile decorated with a corn plant, kiva step and geometric design
5 in H by 3 3/4 in Dia
Corn, spiral and geometric design on a polychrome tile
Polychrome tile decorated with a spiral, corn and geometric design
5 1/2 in H by 4 1/2 in Dia
Pottery photos are courtesy of Andrea Fisher Fine Pottery

Hopi Potters