Loren Hamilton Nampeyo Hopi Seed Pot
Loren Hamilton Nampeyo learned the delicate art of pottery making from being around his maternal grandmother, Fannie Nampeyo. He also learned a great deal from his well-known mother, Tonita Hamilton Nampeyo.
He spent a year learning from his Uncle, Tom Polacca. He still makes pottery full time, interpreting old designs his way. He uses a method he learned from Tom, called Sgraffito, which is the cutting away of different parts of surface layer of clay to expose colored layers.
Loren's work remains some of the finest in Hopi carved pottery. His meticulous attention to detail can be seen in every line.
Loren's work is also recognizable because of the high-polished finish he achieves in completing his pieces. In this way, his work resembles that of his well-known aunt, Iris Youvella Nampeyo.
We're pleased to present this unique piece of pottery by Loren. He is featured in many publications on Hopi-Tewa pottery, and is an important part of the Nampeyo family tree.
Item No.: A1725
Artist: Loren Hamilton Nampeyo
Size: 2 3/4 in H x 5 in W