Vernida Polacca

Born into the Tewa Corn Clan in 1955, Vernida Polacca is the daughter of Harold and Alice Polacca. Among her siblings are Clinton Polacca, Diana Polacca, Clement Polacca, Harold Polacca, Jr., Reva Polacca Ami and Marvin Polacca. Vernida learned to make pottery from her grandmother, Fannie Nampeyo.

Vernida seems to like to work with yellow ware and paint decorations like the migration pattern, butterflies, moths, bat wings, weather symbols and bird elements.


Bat wing and migration pattern design on a polychrome jar
Polychrome jar decorated with a bat wing and migration pattern design
4 in H by 6 in Dia
Polychrome jar decorated with a migration pattern design
Migration pattern design on a polychrome jar
3 in H by 6 in Dia
Polychrome jar decorated with a migration pattern design and fire clouds
A migration pattern design on a Sikyatki-style jar with fire clouds
4.25 in H by 7.5 in Dia
Polychrome jar with a flared lip and decorated with a migration pattern design and fire clouds
A migration patternm design decorates a polychrome yellow ware jar with a flared opening
4.75 in H by 6.75 in Dia

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