Sadie Adams (1905-1995) Flower Woman
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Sadie Adams' Hopi name is Flower Girl (Flower Woman) and she signed her pottery with a flower symbol. She was a Hopi-Tewa of the Kachina/Parrot Clans and lived in the Tewa village at First Mesa on the reservation.
She was recognized by collectors and her contemporaries as an outstanding potter. She had a long, successful career making and selling pottery on the reservation and supported her family in this manner following the death of her husband. She supported her family solely from sales of her pottery, even sending her daughter to nursing school.
She usually signed her pieces using one of the following three flower hallmarks (see images):
She was very versatile in the pottery she made—jars bowls, lamps, tiles, cookie jars, plates, cups and saucers—that it is no wonder that she has such large collector enthusiasts today. She made something for everybody's budget and desires.
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