Gloria Kahe

Born into the Navajo Nation in 1951, Gloria Kahe married Samuel Kahe of Hopi around 1970. After that, she learned to make pottery from her mother-in-law, an Arizona Living Treasure, Marcella Kahe.

Gloria learned the Hopi way really well, then she started bringing in inluences from her Dine heritage. As she uses mostly Hopi yellow clay and incorporates a mix of Hopi and Dine symbols and imagery, her cross-cultural pieces are in high demand.

Valerie Kahe is Gloria's daughter, Karen Charley is her sister-in-law. Gloria signs her pieces: G. Kahe.

Eagle feather, bird element and geometric design on a polychrome wedding vase
Polychrome yellow ware wedding vase decorated with a bird element and geometric design
11 1/4 in H by 6 in Dia
Stylized hummingbird, eagletail and geometric design on a polychrome yellow ware jar
Polychrome yellow ware seed pot decorated with a stylized eagletail, hummingbird and geometric design
6 1/2 in H by 10 1/4 in Dia
A thunderbird and geometric design on a polychrome yellow ware jar
Polychrome yellow war jar decorated with fire clouds and a thunderbird and geometric design
7 1/4 in H by 5 1/2 in Dia

Hopi Potters