Rondina Huma

Rondina Huma was born on March 30, 1947 into the Hopi-Tewa Kachina-Parrot Clan at Polacca, Arizona. She has lived in the village of Polacca almost her entire life. She has had no formal training in the traditional ways of pottery making but has been making pottery on her own since 1973. She still does everything in the traditional way, including her exceptional polishing and exquisite painting.

Rondina has 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.

She signs most of her pottery as: "Rondina Huma Tewa-Hopi" and with her clan symbol: a parrot.

Sikyatki shard design on a polychrome tanware jar
Polychrome tanware jar with Sikyatki shard design
4 in H by 7 3/4 in Dia
Medium shard design on a polychrome jar
Polychrome jar with medium shard design
5 1/2 in H by 6 in Dia
Medium shard and geometric design on a tall neck jar
Tall neck jar with medium shard and geometric design
10 1/4 in H by 6 3/4 in Dia
Fine shard and geometric design on a thin neck jar
Thin neck jar with fine shard and geometric design
4 3/4 in H by 4 1/4 in Dia
Fine shard and geometric design on a polychrome jar
Polychrome jar with fine shard and geometric design
3 1/4 in H by 7 in Dia
Fine shard and geometric design on a polychrome jar
Polychrome jar with fine shard and geometric design
3 1/4 in H by 6 1/4 in Dia
Blue ribbon from 2007 Santa Fe Indian Market
Medium shard geometric design on a tall polychrome jar
Tall polychrome jar with medium shard geometric design
8 1/4 in H by 6 in Dia
Medium shard geometric design on a polychrome jar
Polychrome jar with medium shard geometric design
3 3/4 in H by 7 in Dia
Bird element design on a polychrome bowl
Polychrome bowl with bird element design
4 1/2 in H by 7 in Dia
Thunderbird design on a polychrome plate
Polychrome plate with thunderbird design
2 1/4 in H by 11 1/4 in Dia
Large shard design on a polychrome bowl
Polychrome bowl with large shard design
7 1/4 in H by 9 3/4 in Dia
Fine shard geometric design on a polychrome jar
Polychrome jar with fine shard geometric design
4 1/4 in H by 8 1/4 in Dia
Fine shard geometric design on a polychrome jar
Polychrome jar with fine shard geometric design
4 3/4 in H by 7 in Dia
Medium shard and geometric design on a polychrome jar
Polychrome jar with medium shard and geometric design
7 1/4 in H by 7 in Dia
Black and red medium shard design on a yellowware jar
Yellowware jar with black and red medium shard design
4 1/2 in H by 7 in Dia
Red and black fine shard design on a yellow ware jar
Yellow ware jar with red and black fine shard design
4 in H by 5 1/2 in Dia
Fine shard and geometric design on a polychrome yellowware jar
Polychrome yellowware jar with fine shard and geometric design
3 3/4 in H by 5 1/4 in Dia
bowl with fine shard design outside, polished inside
Bowl with polished inside and fine shard design outside
3 1/4 in H by 8 1/4 in Dia
Fine shard design on a polychrome jar
Polychrome jar with fine shard design
5 1/4 in H by 6 in Dia
Small shard and geometric design on a polychrome jar
Polychrome jar decorated with fine shard and geometric design
3 3/4 in H by 6 1/4 in Dia
Fine shard and geometric design on a polychrome yellow ware wedding vase
Polychrome yellow ware wedding vase decorated with a fine shard and geometric design
6 in H by 3 1/4 in Dia
Medium shard and geometric design on a polychrome jar with a polished interior
Polychrome jar decorated with a medium shard and geometric design and a polished interior
5 1/2 in H by 5 1/4 in Dia
Bird element, small shard and geometric design in black on a red bowl
Red bowl decorated in black with bird element, small shard and geometric design
3 1/2 in H by 5 1/2 in Dia
Small shard and geometric design on a low-shouldered polychrome jar
Low-shouldered polychrome jar decorated with fine shard and geometric design
3 in H by 6 3/4 in Dia
Pottery photos are courtesy of Andrea Fisher Fine Pottery