Nampeyo, Iris – Large Buff Colored Asymmetric Rim Jar with Corn (1980s)

7"w x 4"h

$ 1,700.00

Iris Nampeyo was a daughter of Fannie Nampeyo and was well known for her elegant asymmetrical vessels with corn as part of the design in relief.  Iris began using the corn in relief on the surface of her pottery in the early 1980s. The corn is symbolic of being part of the Corn Clan.  The surface of this jar is stone polished and there is a single ear of corn. In the 1980s the ear of corn was more defined as you see on this piece with the corn kernels extending outward and the husk backward.   The opening is slightly asymmetrical which is in keeping with the organic style of the form.  There are simplicity and elegance in her pottery. Iris’s pottery remains a classic among Hopi-Tewa pottery.  This jar is signed on the bottom in the clay, “Iris Nampeyo” and it is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration, or repair.