Nampeyo, Carla Claw – Tall Seedpot with Hano Katsina (1980s)
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 pottery and the use of slips that give the appearance of wood to the surface of her pottery. This tall seedpot is polished brown and has certainly has the appearance of wood. The design on the front is a Hano Katsina holding an ear of corn. Extending out from the corn are cloud, rain, and stars. Near the base is a well-etched plant design. The piece is from the 180s and it is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration, or repair.