Nampeyo and Her Pottery [Hardcover] [SOLD]


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Barbara Kramer
  • Subject: Native American Pottery
  • Item # C3906W
  • Date Published: Hardback with slip cover, first edition, 1996.
  • Size: 224 pages
  • SOLD

NAMPEYO and Her Pottery

By Barbara Kramer

University of New Mexico Press

 

Hardback with slip cover, first edition, 1996, 224 pages

Illustrated with historic photographs and contemporary drawings

Very good condition

 

From the Book:

At the beginning of the twentieth century Hopi-Tewa potter Nampeyo revitalized Hopi pottery by creating a contemporary style inspired by prehistoric ceramics. Nampeyo (ca. 1860-1942) made clay pots at a time when her people had begun using manufactured vessels, and her skill helped convert pottery-making from a utilitarian process to an art form. The only potter known by name from that era, her work was unsigned and widely collected. Travel brochures on the Southwest featured her work, and in 1905 and 1907 she was a potter in residence at Grand Canyon National Park's Hopi House.

 

This first biography of the influential artist is a meticulously researched account of Nampeyo's life and times. Barbara Kramer draws on historical documents and comments by family members not only to reconstruct Nampeyo's life but also to create a composite description of her pottery-making process, from gathering clay through coiling, painting, and firing. The book also depicts changes brought about on the Hopi reservation by outsiders and the response of American society to Native American arts.

Barbara Kramer
  • Subject: Native American Pottery
  • Item # C3906W
  • Date Published: Hardback with slip cover, first edition, 1996.
  • Size: 224 pages
  • SOLD

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