Tonita Hamilton Nampeyo, Hopi-Tewa Potter

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Tonita Hamilton Nampeyo (1934 - present) signature and hallmark.

Hopi-Tewa artist Tonita Hamilton Nampeyo continued making pottery in the traditional manner, using Sikyatki revival patterns, as taught her by her mother and grandmother. She started making pottery around 1950 and is known for her black and red on yellow pottery jars.

Tonita Hamilton Nampeyo (1934 - 2020) was the 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.

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

TAGS: Nampeyo of HanoHopi PuebloFannie Polacca NampeyopotteryMartha StrueverElva Tewaguna Nampeyo, Leah Garcia Nampeyo, Tom Polacca, Iris Youvella Nampeyo