Nellie Nampeyo

Nellie Douma Nampeyo (1896-1978) was a Hopi-Tewa potter in the Nampeyo line. She was the second daughter of Nampeyo of Hano and Lesso, born between Annie and Fannie. She grew up destined to be a potter, too, and she was lucky enough to spend at least one summer as a child at the Grand Canyon and part of a second summer at the United States Land and Irrigation Exposition in the Chicago Coliseum.

Red and black shard designs decorate a yellowware jar
Yellowware jar decorated with red and black shard designs
5 in H by 6 1/2 in Dia
Pottery photos courtesy of Andrea Fisher Fine Pottery