Tan Polychrome Wedding Vase with Eagle Dancer

Carla Nampeyo

Tan Polychrome Wedding Vase with Eagle Dancer, Pottery by Carla Nampeyo
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Marked Down $525.00
Gallery Price $750.00
Title
Tan Polychrome Wedding Vase with Eagle Dancer
Artist
Carla Nampeyo
Medium
Hand-coiled pottery with polychrome natural slip decoration
Size
9 1/2" height X 4 3/4" maximum diameter
Signed
"Carla Nampeyo" in dark slip underneath
Date of creation
Circa 1995
Condition
Excellent, slight wear to bottom only.
Provenance
AP, astute Scottsdale collector and newlywed
About The Tan Polychrome Wedding Vase with Eagle Dancer

On this vessel the artist polished, carved, incised and colored its surfaces, to create a balanced visual statement in clay--only to fire it, risking all that effort's destruction.  

Traditional potters must have a strong constitution to endure the risk again and again.

About Carla Nampeyo

(Born 1961, Hopi) The best lineage for a Hopi potter revolves around the original Nampeyo. Carla is this revered potter's great granddaughter as well as the granddaughter of Fannie Nampeyo.

Carla respects the traditional process of digging clay and firing. Her carved motifs stem from her father, Thomas Polacca's aesthetic.

Cultures

American Indian, Women Artists, Hopi

Medium

Pottery

Subject

American Indians

Keywords

Carla Nampeyo, Nampeyo pottery, Nampeyo wedding vase