(1958-2017, Hopi) "A resident of the First Mesa in Hopi, northeastern Arizona, Mark Tahbo created pottery that is classified as Sikyatki Revival Ware, named for the village of Yellow House that is known for its pottery with swirling yellow, orange and red colors reminding of a sunset in the desert. Tahbo's pottery is inspired by petroglyphs. His designs are abstract and suggest animals, birds, butterflies, and clouds.
The artist applied his color with a traditional yucca brush. His forms were made from local clay, hand-coiled and pit fired, which is entirely traditional methodology.
His great grandmother was the accomplished potter, Grace Chappella (circa 1874-1980)."
taken from AskArt.com