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
4.25 in H by 11.75 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
4.75 in H by 8.25 in Dia
Bird element and geometric design on a miniature polychrome ladle A miniature polychrome ladle with a bird element and geometric design
1.5 in H by 2.75 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
0.5 in H by 2.25 in Dia
Pahlik Mana and geometric design on a polychrome yellow ware canteen
Polychrome yellow ware canteen decorated with a Pahlik Mana geometric design
5.75 in H by 8.75 in Dia
2-panel bird element and geometric design on a polychrome cylinder with fire clouds
Polychrome cylinder decorated with a 2-panel bird element and geometric design plus fire clouds
8.5 in H by 4.75 in Dia
Black and red geometric design on a yellow jar witrh fire clouds
A yellow jar with fire clouds and a black-and-red geometric design
6 in H by 9.25 in Dia
Bird element and geometric design on a polychrome ladle
A polychrome ladle with a bird element and geometric design
5.25 in H by 9.25 in Dia
Bird element and geometric design on a polychrome yellow ware bowl
Polychrome yellow ware bowl decorated with a bird element and geometric design
3.25 in H by 8.75 in Dia
Bird element and geometric design on the shell of a polychrome turtle figure
A polychrome turtle figure decorated with a bird element and geometric design on its removable shell
5.25 in H by 7 in Dia
Black-and-red thunderbird and geometric design on a yellow jar with fire clouds
A yellow jar with fire clouds and a black-and-red thunderbird and geometric design
8.25 in H by 6.5 in Dia
Bird element and geometric design in a polychrome bowl with a hanging nub and fire clouds
A polychrome bowl with a bird element and geometric design inside, fire clouds and a hanging nub on the shoulder
2.5 in H by 6 in Dia
Bird element and geometric design on a round polychrome tile
A round polychrome yellow ware tile decorated with red-and-black bird element and geometric design
4.25 in H by 4.25 in Dia
Bird element and geometric design on the interior of a polychrome bowl
A polychrome bowl decorated with a bird element and geometric design on its interior
10 in L by 10 in W by 2.5 in H

Hopi Potters