Artist Media Series
Les Namingha has, over the years, created exciting variations in his pottery with new painting and technical styles. This new jar has a round body and a short elongated neck. The piece is fully painted. It is entitled, “Crow Hop”. The jar is painted in his “layers” style. Near the neck on one side is a “crow” in a medallion. There are other bids, Sikyatki-style birds, and even a dragonfly. The fluid variety of designs is striking on this piece. Note the checkerboard areas, as well as the small, pointillism-painterly areas. The birds are all filled in with Hopi pottery designs. It is amazing how many colors he can use on a piece and have such dynamic results! The piece is signed on the bottom, “Les Namingha”.