Artist Media Series
This miniature bowl by Dextra Quotskuyva is from the late 1970s. Dextra is certainly one of the great innovators among Hopi-Tewa potters. Her work began with more classic imagery and then has evolved over the years to more unique and stylized designs. The bowl is made from white Hopi clay and it is unpolished. The bowl is painted with bee-weed and it is a classic blackbird wing design encircling the piece. The bowl was traditionally fired. It is signed on the bottom with bee-weed, “Detra Q (Nampeyo)” with an ear of corn representing the Corn Clan. The bowl is in very good condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair. Dextra has been the subject of a retrospective of her pottery at the Wheelwright Museum called, “Painted Perfection“.