Lomakema, Lorna – Hopi Hummingbird 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 traditional Hopi-Tewa hummingbird along with rain designs. The tile was traditionally fired which created the blushes on the surface. It is signed on the back, “L. A. L”. It is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration, or repair.