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Steve Lucas

Steve Lucas

Steve Lucas (b.1955) is a great-great-grandson of Nampeyo of Hano. His grandmother was Rachel Nampeyo, and his great-grandmother was Annie Healing. While Steve grew up around potters, he primarily learned the art from his aunt, Dextra Quotskuyva Nampeyo.  His pottery is amazingly thin-walled, and each piece has a dynamic use of form and design. The pottery is coil-built, stone-polished, traditionally painted, and native fired. Steve uses not only traditional designs but often gives his own creative spin to the ancient imagery. His pottery is signed with his name and the Mudhead symbol, or Koyemsi. This is reflective of his Hopi-Tewa clan.  Steve Lucas has won numerous awards for his pottery, including "Best of Show" at Santa Fe Indian Market.  Steve is a featured artist in the book by the gallery owner, Charles S. King, 'Spoken Through Clay.'  We are pleased to carry Steve's work at both our Scottsdale and Santa Fe locations.

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