Hopi Pottery

The Hopi people have lived for centuries on three mesas in northern Arizona. Hopi pottery today is a legacy of the old abandoned Hopi pueblo of Sikyatki. Hopi clay is fired to shades of cream to apricot or light red, depending upon iron content. The most famous Hopi potter is probably Nampeyo, who revived many of the Sikyatki designs in the 1880's. Her descendants, along with the Navasie and Naha families (who specialize in whiteware) are among the finest contemporary pueblo potters.