Leah Nampeyo

The daughter of Fannie Nampeyo and Thomas Polacca Sr., Leah Nampeyo was born into her illustrious family in 1928. Among her siblings were Iris Youvella Nampeyo, Elva Nampeyo, Thomas Pollaca Jr. and Tonita Hamilton. They all learned to make Hopi pottery the traditional way from their mother and grandmother, Nampeyo of Hano. Leah, in turn, taught her children: Melda, Rayvin and James.

Leah passed on in 1974.

Migration pattern design on a polychrome jar
Polychrome jar with migration pattern design
4 in H by 6 3/4 in Dia
Migration pattern design on a polychrome jar Polychrome jar decorated with a migration pattern design
6 3/4 in H by 9 in Dia
Migration pattern design on a polychrome jar A polychrome jar with a migrtion pattern design
5 1/4 in H by 9 1/2 in Dia

Hopi Potters