- Nampeyo, Hopi, American, c. 1860-1942
- Born: Hano, AZ
- Work Locations: Hano, AZ
- Active Dates: 1880- 1940
Nampeyo (Hopi), Bowl, n.d. Clay and paint; 4⅜ x 7⅛ in. Denver Art Museum: Purchase from J. A. Jeancon, 1929.79
By the mid-1870s Nampeyo was making pottery for ceremonial and household use. The artist worked in the Zuni style of pottery, painting her designs on vessels covered with a thick white slip. Nampeyo's work from this period is more static and features representative rather than abstracted imagery as seen in the katsina, tadpole, corn, and raincloud designs shown here.