Lomakema, Lorna – Hopi Designs Tile (1980s)
Lorna Lomakema is a daughter of noted potter Sadie Adams. She began making pottery in the 1970s’ but no longer make any work in clay. This is one of the few tiles we have seen of her pottery. It is painted with bee-weed and red clay slip. It is painted with a series of Hopi-Tewa designs around the edge. There are rain, feather, lightning, and plant designs. The tile was traditionally fired which created the blushes on the surface. It is signed on the back, “Lorna Lomakema”. It is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration, or repair.