Les Namingha, Tewa-Zuni Potter
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Tewa-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.
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