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Tonita Hamilton Nampeyo (1934 - present)


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Picture of Tonita Hamilton Nampeyo of Hopi Pueblo - Photo Left courtesy of Rick Dillingham. (Fourteen Families In Pueblo Pottery).Tonita Hamilton Nampeyo (1934 - present) signature and hallmark.Tonita Hamilton Nampeyo, Hopi/Tewa, Corn Clan, active 1950-present: black and red on yellow jars. Granddaughter of Nampeyo; daughter of Fannie Polacca Nampeyo and Vinton Polacca; wife of Eugene Hamilton; mother of Loren Hamilton; sister of Elva Tewaguna Nampeyo, Leah Garcia Nampeyo, Harold Polacca Nampeyo, Sr., Tom Polacca, Elsworth Polacca and Iris Youvella Nampeyo. Tonita continues making pottery in the traditional manner, using Sikyatki revival patterns, as taught her by her mother and grandmother.

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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