Melda Nampeyo

Melda Nampeyo is the great-granddaughter of Nampeyo and granddaughter of Fannie Nampeyo. She learned her traditional pottery making skills from her mother, Leah Garcia Nampeyo. That lineage also makes her a member of the Hopi-Tewa Corn Clan. She has been producing pottery since 1975, mostly polychrome pots decorated with designs seen throughout her family.

Bear claw, eagle tail and geometric design on a polychrome pot
Polychrome pot with bear claw, eagle tail and geometric design
4 1/4 in H by 4 1/2 in Dia
Pottery photos courtesy of Andrea Fisher Fine Pottery