Stetson Setalla

(1962 - present) Tribal Affiliation: Hopi "Good thoughts and a good heart are essential in working with your clay because you are creating yourself in each pot as you coil and when you are ready to paint the pot, a clear mind and good heart is crucial in assisting you with your painting because the designs [...]

Steve Wikviya LaRance

(1958-present) Hopi Born in Phoenix, Arizona, Steve Wikviya LaRance was raised in the Hopi Village of Moencopi. His grandfather, a religious leader from Hotevilla, was a major influence on his life. At Hopi he learned the traditional arts of carving katsina dolls, making bows and arrows and working with silver. His first piece of jewelry [...]

Debbie Clashin

(1969-Present) Tribal Affiliation: Hopi Debbie Clashin, a member of the Hopi-Tewa Tobacco Clan, was born to Lorena and Morris Clashin.  Among her cousins are Dianna and Mark Tahbo, Dorothy Ami, and Larson Goldtooth.  Debbie was exposed to pottery making for much of her life but only began to really learn the art herself around 2010 [...]

Marlin Honhongva

(1977-Present)                                                                          Tribal Affiliation: Hopi   Marlin Honhongva was born into the Badger and Butterfly Clan of Hopi. He began his art career as a carver of wonderful katsina and has been in exhibitions since 2004. His very talented award winning family influenced his interest in carving: He was born to Sherian Honhongva (jeweler) and Orrin [...]

Piki Wadsworth

(1980-Present)  Tribal Affiliation: Hopi “I am very proud and it is very important to me that I carry on the tradition of bead making. Since I was a little girl I have loved stones. Now that I am older working with stones, taking each piece of raw rough Turquoise and making in to a beautiful [...]

Paqua Naha Old Frog Woman

(Circa 1890- 1955) Tribal Affiliation: Hopi  Paqua Naha is more commonly known as the “Old Frog Woman.”  She was the first to sign her pottery with her frog hallmark, as Paqua means frog in Hopi. As the matriarch of the famed Naha/Navasie family of potters (many of whom have adopted some variation of her frog [...]

Kee Yazzie, Jr.

(1969-Present)                                             Tribal Affiliation: Hopi and Navajo Kee is Hopi and Navajo... he draws upon these two Southwest Native American cultures to create his designs. Kee Yazzie, Jr. brings much life experience to his jewelry making, which in turn, gives his jewelry a special depth.  Kee went to school in Provo, Utah where he studied [...]

Helen Naha

(1922-1993) Tribal Affiliaiton: Hopi Most Hopi pottery is buff colored or a light yellow cream color. The local clay gathered at Hopi and used by the potters there typically fires to a light yellow cream of buff color. The Navasie family of potters have become highly collectable, not only due to their beautifully formed hand [...]

Bobby Silas

(1987-Present) Pueblo: Hopi Pueblo Tim Edaakie and Bobby Silas specialize in recreating ancestral, prehistoric and historic Zuni Pottery. They collaborate in using the traditional methods from shape, form and design. Bobby and Tim begin by studying the ancestral sherds they find on hikes around the pueblo. They gather natural materials to use in making their [...]

Marianne Navasie

(1951-2007) Tribal Affiliation: Hopi Marianne Navasie was the daughter of famed Hopi Potter, Joy Navasie and the granddaughter of world renowned Paqua Naha, the original Frog Woman. She was married to Harrison Jim, who painted and created pottery with Marianne featuring carved reliefs and Hopi traditional designs. Her sister, Grace Navasie, is also a promenent [...]

Dee Johnson Setalla

(1963- Present)                                             Pueblo: Hopi Pueblo "I am a member of the Hopi Tribe. I was born and raised in Snowbird Canyon, Arizona. Since I am part of the Bear Clan (Mother - Bear Clan) I sign my pottery with a Bear Claw. I first started making pottery around the age of 6 years old. [...]

Jerome Nequatewa

(1979-Present) Pueblo: Hopi and Zuni Pueblo Jerome is half Hopi and half Zuni and lives at the Zuni Pueblo.  His father, Harold Nequatewa, was Zuni and his mother was from the Hopi Pueblo.   Jerome was brought up learning the culture and customs of both pueblos. He was taught to carve by his father, the late [...]

Patricia Honie

(1919-2001) Tribal Affiliation: Hopi Most potters on the Hopi Reservation are descendants of the Indians from the New Mexico Rio Grande Valley pueblos that moved to the Hopi Reservation during the Spanish conquest of the Southwest. They are referred to as Hopi-Tewa and they live mostly on First Mesa in a village given them by [...]

Pauline Navasie Setella

(1930-Present) Tribal Affiliation: Hopi Pauline Setella, a Hopi potter, was born in 1930 and has been making pottery for over 40 years. She was raised in a Hopi village called Mishongnovi, in Second Mesa, AZ. Pauline Setalla   married into the Frog Woman/Feather Woman families, and  was taught by two well-known potters, her mother-in- aw, Agnes [...]

Neal David, Sr.

(1944- Present) Tribal Affiliation: Hopi                                                                                                                                                                        Neil David Sr. was born in 1944 at Tewa Village (Hano) atop First Mesa. He has been an active carver since the 1950s. He resides in Polacca (First Mesa). He was carving kachina dolls before he was ten years old. During his high school years his paintings and [...]