Leah Garcia Nampeyo, Hopi-Tewa Potter
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Hopi-Tewa artist Leah Garcia Nampeyo was an exceptional potter, having learned from her mother and grandmother the finer techniques of the craft. Leah Nampeyo was known for her Hopi Polacca black and red-on-yellow pottery seed jars and was an active pottery 1945-1974.
Leah Garcia Nampeyo (1928-1974) was the granddaughter of Nampeyo of Hano and the daughter of Fannie Polacca Nampeyo, sister of Elva Tewaguna Nampeyo, Harold Polacca Nampeyo, Sr., Tonita Hamilton Nampeyo, Tom Polacca, Elsworth Polacca and Iris Youvella Nampeyo; wife of Lewis Garcia; mother of Melda Nampeyo, James Garcia Nampeyo and Rayvin Garcia.
Reference: Hopi-Tewa Pottery: 500 Artist Biographies by Gregory Schaaf
TAGS: Hopi/Tewa, Nampeyo of Hano, Fannie Polacca Nampeyo, Elva Tewaguna Nampeyo, Tonita Hamilton Nampeyo, Tom Polacca, Iris Youvella Nampeyo, Melda Nampeyo, James Garcia Nampeyo, Southwest Indian Pueblo Pottery