H x 5" D
Adelle Lalo-Nampeyo was born
into the Hopi-Tewa tribe in 1959. She is one of the great granddaughters
of the famous Nampeyo, known for reviving and expanding
the beautiful ancient style of pottery called Sikyatki. She was
inspired to learn the art of pottery making from her Mother,
the late Elva Nampeyo. She has been making pottery since 1979.
Adelle specializes in the
handmade traditional ancient Sikyatki polychrome pottery which
her family is famous for. All of her materials are from Mother
Earth. She hand coils all of her pottery the traditional way.
She enjoys making seed pots most of all because they are easier
to work with.
Her favorite design is the
fine line and eagle tail. She strongly believes that she needs
to continue making pottery the traditional way because of her
strong spiritual beliefs. Adelle is now teaching her children
the art that her ancestors have taught her so that they can continue
in her foot steps.
Adelle signs her pottery as:
Adelle L. Nampeyo, followed by a corn symbol to proudly denote
her clan origin.