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Marty Naha (1970-) and Elvira Polacca Nampeyo (1968*)

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Picture of Elvira Naha Nampeyo Hopi PuebloArtist Signatures - Marty Naha (1970-) and Elvira Polacca Nampeyo (1968*)Elvira Polacca Naha Nampeyo, Hopi Pueblo, Snow Clan, Polacca, born 1968, active 1980-present: carved redware. Elvira makes pottery with her husband, Marty Naha. Elvira is the granddaughter of Fannie Polacca Nampeyo; daughter of Tom Polacca; sister of Gary Polacca Nampeyo and Carla Claw.

"I just learned from my dad, and he told me to try and I did. It's just a style [sgraffito] I stay with now. I use mostly kachina designs on my pots. I use all natural materials but fire mostly in a kiln." -Elvira Naha (Dillingham 1994)

Marty Naha Nampeyo Hopi Pueblo, born 1970, active 1990-present; carved redware. Marty Naha now signs as a team with his wife - Marty and Elvira Nampeyo.

"I learned it off of Tom [Polacca] and his daughter Elvira. She's the one who really got me into it. We've been doing this for about two and a half years now. Its good money and we make a living with it. Tom invented this style [sgraffito]." -Marty Naha (Dillingham 1994)

Reference: Fourteen Families In Pueblo Pottery by Rick Dillingham.
Reference: Hopi-Tewa Pottery: 500 Artist Biographies by Gregory Schaaf.
Photos courtesy of Rick Dillingham.

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