Painted Perfection: The Pottery of Dextra Quotskuyva [Softcover]
By Martha Struever
Publisher: The Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian, Santa Fe
First edition, 2001, 124 pages.
Dextra Quotskuyva is one of the most influential Native American potters of the past half-century. She learned her masterful handling of clay through her distinguished family, which has excelled in the art for more than 125 years. Each of her painted designs is unique, and each is executed flawlessly. Painted Perfection is the first major retrospective exhibition devoted to this master, who was named an Arizona Living Treasure in 1994.
Martha H. Struever has worked closely with Dextra Quotskuyva for the past 25 years. As a collector, dealer, and educator, Struever has introduced thousands of people to the work of her favorite artist. Here she explores Quotskuyva's craft, the painted innovations which set her apart from most Pueblo potters of her generation, and the artistry of five generations of Nampeyo family potters.
Table of Contents (abbreviated)
Painted Perfection: The pottery of Dextra Quotskuyva by Martha Struever
Pottery by Dextra Quotskuyva
Nampeyo Family Potters: The Next Generation
Pottery by Nampeyo. Annie Healing, and Rachel Namingha
Other Hopi and Hopi-Tewa Pottery 1375-1900