Dextra Quotskuyva Nampeyo, Hopi-Tewa Potter
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Dextra Quotskuyva Nampeyo descends from a distinguished ancestral line of potters-beginning with the Sikyatki ancestors of prehistoric times and more recently from her great-grandmother, Nampeyo of Hano, her grandmother Annie Healing Nampeyo, and her mother Rachel Namingha. Following tradition in every aspect of construction and firing has always been a rule with her, but using her own creative talent in the execution of vessel shape and design is what has set her apart from others and made her one of the greatest Hopi potters of the 20th Century. She was born on September 6, 1928 and passed away at the age of 90 in February of 2019.
Recommended Reading: Painted Perfection: The Pottery of Dextra Quotskuyva by Martha Struever