Melda Garcia Nampeyo (1959- )

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Picture of Nelda Namasie Nampeyo of Hopi PuebloMelda Garcia Nampeyo, Hopi/Tewa, Corn Clan, active 1975-present; polychrome jars. Melda is a great-granddaughter of Nampeyo of Hano, granddaughter of Fannie Nampeyo and daughter of Leah Garcia Nampeyo. With lineage like that it is no wonder that she is such a talented potter.



Photo Left courtesy of Rick Dillingham. (Fourteen Families In Pueblo Pottery).

Reference: Hopi-Tewa Pottery: 500 Artist Biographies by Gregory Schaaf.



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