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Fannie Polacca Nampeyo (1900-1987)


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Nampeyo of Hano and Fannie Polacca Nampeyo of Hopi PuebloFannie Polacca Nampeyo, Hopi Pueblo, is perhaps the most famous of Nampeyo of Hano's three daughters. The other two are Annie Healing Nampeyo and Nellie Nampeyo Douma. Fannie produced during the period when collectors were seriously collecting signed pottery. At that time, she was the oldest Nampeyo family member. She remained true to tradition in vessel construction and design throughout her career. I watched Fannie in every stage of pottery production but the thing I remember most was the way she would get out a large jar of Vaseline and rubbed a little bit on her fired pot, then burnish it with an old pair of panty hose that she slipped over her hand. The result was a beautiful patina.

 

Fannie Nampeyo example signature

 

Source Image (left): courtesy of Rick Dillingham. Fannie is to the left Nampeyo is to the right. Fourteen Families In Pueblo Pottery.
Text Reference: Hopi-Tewa Pottery: 500 Artist Biographies by Gregory Schaaf.

 

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