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Carla Claw Nampeyo is a daughter of noted potter Thomas Polacca and a niece of Fannie Nampeyo. She is also a great-granddaughter of Nampeyo of Hano. Her brother is Gary Polacca and she is married to Raul Claw (Navajo). She is known for her incised and carved pottery and the use of slips that give the appearance of wood to the surface of her pottery. This is one of her traditional small bowls. It has a feather, rain, and cloud pattern painted around the side of the piece. It is signed on the bottom, “Carla Nampeyo”.