Leah Garcia Nampeyo, Hopi-Tewa Potter


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Leah Garcia Nampeyo 1928-1974 signature

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.

Relative Links: Hopi/TewaNampeyo of HanoFannie Polacca NampeyoElva Tewaguna Nampeyo, Tonita Hamilton NampeyoTom PolaccaIris Youvella NampeyoMelda NampeyoJames Garcia Nampeyo, Southwest Indian Pueblo Pottery