Young, Myrtle – Small Piki Style Bowl (1970s)
Myrtle Young was a sister of noted potter Garnet Pavatea and the mother of potter Harriet Nasonhoya. Throughout her career, she was probably most famous for her large piki bowls. They are a classic shape for Hopi potter with a high side and fully polished on the inside and outside. This small bowl is similar to the piki bowl shapes and fully polished on the inside and outside. I’ve only ever had the large bowl in the gallery and this is the first “miniature” I’ve seen of her work. It is signed, “Myrtle Young”. It is in very good condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair. Myrtle’s pottery can be found in museums such as the Museum of Northern Arizona and the Heard Museum.