Nampeyo, Darlene James – Bowl with Thunderstorm Design
5.5"w x 3.75"h
Darlene Nampeyo James learned to make pottery from her aunts, Dextra Quotskuyva and Priscilla Nampeyo. Her pottery is more traditional in style and she continues to use Hopi clay for her pottery and paint with bee-weed for the black. This bowl is thin walled and very tightly painted. The design depicts a thunderstorm at night. There are stars painted on the rim of the bowl and with terraced clouds and lightning. The mountains are painted below. The bowl has been traditionally fired to create the variations in color on the surface. It is signed on the bottom.