H x 6" D
This piece was made by
Tyra Naha. Tyra is the daughter of well-known Hopi artist, Rainy
Naha. She has certainly learned a lot from her mother, and carries
on the tradition and influence of her grandmother, Helen Naha
- also known as "Feather Woman."
Tyra is an accomplished potter
in her own right and continues to produce the same quality work
that is the hallmark of the Naha name. Tyra has shown at several
major venues throughout the Southwest. She has been featured
at shows in Santa Fe, NM., the Heard Museum, and others.
Tyra has already appeared
in a few publications dealing primarily with Native American
art, and Hopi Pottery in particularly. Of most notable mention
is The Art of the Hopi by Jerry and Lois Essary Jacka
Like her mother, Tyra pays
special attention to every detail - polishing her pottery both
inside and out. Her pieces are delicate and graceful - full of
balance. Some have said that they have a porcelain-like quality.
Such could be said about this piece.
Although her pieces are fashioned
entirely in the traditional manner, Tyra's work remains incredibly
fine, and unlike many hand-coiled potteries, Tyra's are amazingly
She has signed with a combination
of the Naha family feather and the spider which represents her