Josephine Nahohai (1912 - 2007)


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Josephine Nahohai Southwest Indian Pottery Contemporary Zuni Pueblo signature

Josephine Nahohai, Zuni Pueblo, started making pottery in the 1950s.  According to the book, Dialogues with Zuni Potters, she states that she was making jewelry when a relative told her she should try making pottery because she wouldn't have to pay for supplies since everything needed for pottery is available free from nature.  Thus, a new pottery artist was created.

 

Reference: Dialogues with Zuni Potters by Milford Nahohai and Elisa Phelps.

 

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