Rondina Huma was born on March 30, 1947 at Keams Canyon, Arizona. A member the Hopi-Tewa Kachina-Parrot Clan, she has lived in the village of Polacca at the foot of First Mesa almost her entire life. Self-taught, she has been making pottery since 1973. She does everything in the traditional way, including her exceptional polishing and exquisite painting.
Rondina won Best of Show twice at the Santa Fe Indian Market (1986 and 1996) as well as Best of Division and Best Traditional Pottery. She also won the Artist Choice Award at the 2001 Santa Fe Indian Market and Best of Class in 2002.
She produces mostly black and red on yellow jars, bowls and miniature bowls. She is best known for her intricate fine-line work containing hundreds of small square ancient Sikyatki designs, a design set that has changed much Hopi-Tewa pottery being produced today.
She signs most of her pottery as: "Rondina Huma Tewa-Hopi" and with her clan symbol: a parrot.