Unknown Hopi Potters

The Hopi potters didn't really start signing thier pieces until after Fannie Nampeyo began signing for her mother, around 1925. Even then, many potters didn't sign their works for another 20 to 30 years. It seems only the Nampeyo family saw the value in that.

Anyway, since Nampeyo first started to see success, more and more Hopis and Hopi-Tewas saw the value in creating pottery as art work for the tourist trade. It was still a while before most of them began to sign their works. So we have a lot of relatively modern Hopi pottery we can't attribute to any one potter.

Bird-hanging-from-sky-band and geometric design on a polychrome bowl Polychrome bowl decorated with a "bird hanging from sky band" and geometric design
4 1/4 in H by 11 3/4 in Dia
4-panel bird element and geometric design on a polychrome jar with fire clouds Polychrome jar decorated with a 4-panel bird element and geometric design plus fire clouds
4 3/4 in H by 8 1/4 in Dia
Bird element and geometric design on a miniature polychrome ladle A miniature polychrome ladle with a bird element and geometric design
1 1/2 in H by 2 3/4 in Dia
Bird element and geometric design on a miniature polychrome plate A miniature polychrome plate with a stylized "bird-hanging-from-sky-band" and geometric design
1/2 in H by 2 1/4 in Dia

Hopi Potters