Gloria Kahe Hopi Unique Cylinder Pottery
Gloria Kahe was born a Navajo but married Samuel Kahe, a Hopi from Polacca, the lower village at First Mesa. She was taught to work the clay by her mother-in-law, Marcella Kahe, one of the respected master potters at Hopi. The cylinder shown here is a unique, one of a kind pottery. Gloria made it for the first time and measures 8 1/2 inches tall by 5 1/2 inches wide. Her cross-cultural influences and fine workmanship cause her pottery to be in high demand.
Meanwhile, Gloria has branched away from Hopi-style Sikyatki designs by incorporating symbols and imagery from her Dene' culture. Some of her pottery displays Dene' spirit figures called "Yeis". These Yei or "Holy People" figures are found in Navajo sand paintings and on Navajo rugs mostly from the Four Corners region. Gloria also has created some new designs that are bold and well balanced.
The cylinder shown here is a novel attempt by Gloria. It measures 8 1/2 inches tall by 5 1/2 inches wide and is signed by the artist.
Item No.: A1377
Artist: Gloria Kahe
Size: 8.5 in H x 5.5 in D