Honyumptewa, Aaron – Picuris Cloud Design TIle
Aaron Honyumptewa is both Hopi and Picuris. He is known for his very intricately carved katinsa dolls. In the last year he moved back to Picuris Pueblo in New Mexico, the home of his mother and family and has begun to learn to make pottery from his mother. The pottery is traditional style of Picuris pueblo and Aaron says he is hoping to help revive the art form! This i a round tile which is made from Picuris micaceous clay. On the front is a cloud pattern which is in raised relief. It was traditionally fired to create the blushes on the surface. If Aaron works with the clay with the same creativity in which he carved katsinas, he has a bright future!