The Dr. Samuel R. Poliakoff Collection of Western Art

at the Abbeville County Library System, Abbeville, SC

Filters: Hopi-Tewa
Norma Ami
Rodina Huma
Stella Huma
Rodina Huma
Rodina Huma
Alton Komalestewa
Emogene Lomakema
Helen Naha
Rainey Naha
Sylvia Naha
Priscilla Namingha
Priscilla Namingha
Leah Nampeyo
Dextra Nampeyo Quotskuyva
Dextra Nampeyo Quotskuyva
Joy Navasie
Jean Sahme Nampeyo
Mark Tahbo
Iris Youvella Nampeyo
Ladle (#93)
Norma Ami (1924–1994)— Hopi-Tewa

A ceramic such as this ladle is often referred to as "utilitarian" because it lacks design and is funcitional. But looking at this beautifully formed ladle it is clear that the potter made a series of conscious artistic choices, from the red blush of the clay to the graceful looping handle. The ladle is beautiful to behold and useful too.

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