University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Athropology

Author: Lea S. McChesney

Producing ‘Generations in Clay’

Kinship, Markets, and Hopi Pottery

By: Lea S. McChesney

In November 1992, “His” or Camille Nampeyo, a 28-year-old great-great-granddaughter of the famous potter Nampeyo, was profiled as one of two Hopi potters destined to carry on her ancestor’s tradition (Jacka 1992). While women in the First Mesa villages on the Hopi reservation in northeastern Arizona have made pottery for trade or sale to the outside world at least […]