Dextra Quotskuyva Nampeyo

Dextra Quotskuyva Nampeyo was born at Polacca, Arizona on September 7, 1928. Her mother was Rachel Namingha Nampeyo, her great-grandmother Nampeyo of Hano. She grew up playing with clay and making pottery. She has passed her knowledge and skills on to her daughter, Hisi Quotskuyva Nampeyo, and nephews Steve Lucas and Les Namingha.

Dextra was proclaimed an "Arizona Living Treasure" in 1994 and was given the first Arizona State Museum Lifetime Achievement Award in 1998. The Southwestern Association for Indian Arts awarded her a Lifetime Achievement Award in 2004.

Bird element and geometric design on a polychromeyellow ware jar
Polychrome yellow ware jar decorated with a bird element and geometric design
4 1/2 in H by 5 1/2 in Dia
Kiva step and geometric design on a polychrome yellow ware jar
Polychrome yellow ware jar decorated with a kiva step and geometric design
3 3/4 in H by 6 in Dia
Black and red fine line and geometric design on a yellow ware jar
Yellowware jar with black and red fine line and geometric design
4 1/4 in H by 6 1/2 in Dia
Black and red eagletail and geometric design on a yellow ware jar
Yellow ware jar with fire clouds and a black and red eagletail and geometric design
4 in H by 7 3/4 in Dia
Bird element and geometric design on a polychrome jar
Polychrome jar decorated with a bird element and geometric design
2 3/4 in H by 4 in Dia
Medallion and geometric design on a polychrome jar
High-necked polyuchrome jar with medallion and geometric design
4 3/4 in H by 4 1/2 in Dia
Pottery photos courtesy of Andrea Fisher Fine Pottery