Les Namingha, Tewa-Zuni Potter

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Artist Signature - Les Namingha, Tewa-Zuni PotterTewa-Zuni artist Les Namingha is an exceptional potter. His forms are well shaped. His painting is fine; his designs innovative. His final polish is smooth. What makes his Hopi-Tewa pottery "Zuni style" is form and design. His designs on pottery are traditional Zuni Pueblo designs from the last century.

Les Namingha (1968 - ) is classed as a Tewa-Zuni potter. He is the grandson of Rachel Namingha Nampeyo, son of Emerson Namingha (Tewa) and a Zuni mother; nephew of Dextra Quotskuyva Nampeyo; cousin of Dan Namingha and Hisi Nampeyo. He is heavily related to the Nampeyo family of Hopi Pueblo but his mother was Zuni and he follows in her clan.

Relative Links: Rachel Namingha Nampeyo, Dextra Quotskuyva Nampeyo, Dan NaminghaNampeyoHopi Pueblo, Zuni PuebloPottery

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