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Beth Sakeva was a daughter of Hazel Shupla and a niece of Irene Shupla, and Lena Charlie. She was the sister of Kenneth Shupla (who married Helen Shupla, Santa Clara) and the mother of Ernest, Charlotte, and Alfonso Sakeva. Her daughter-in-law is Vernita Sakeva. She was known for her traditional Hopi-Tewa pottery. She began making pottery in 1971 and only started painting on the pottery in 1973. However, she created a very individual style and innovated the “shard” style design. This style was later taught to and modified and made famous by Rondina Huma.