Quotskuyva, Dextra – Bowl with Cloud and Rain Design (1970’s)
Dextra Quostkuyva Nampeyo is certainly one of the most influential Hopi-Tewa potters of the last 50 years. Not only has she taught numerous potters (Steve Lucas, Yvonne Lucas, Les Namingha, Loren Ami, Hisi Nampeyo, to name just a few), but her creative designs and forms changed have dramatically influenced the pottery itself. This is an earlier bowl from the 1970’s. It is thinly walled and a simple design. The bowl is painted with a cloud pattern at the bottom and linear rain and lightning designs. This bowl is signed on the bottom, “Dextra Quotskuyva (Nampeyo)”. It is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair. A fascinating jar with an equally interesting design!