Seed Pot with Lizards by Nona Naha, Tewa-Hopi Pueblo
Seed Pot with Lizards by Nona Naha, Tewa-Hopi Pueblo clay, pigment 2 1/2" high by 3 1/2" diameter
Nona is a Tewa-Hopi of the Corn Clan who has been active potting since 1988. She is the daughter of Sylvan and Edith Nash, and wife of Terry Naha. She learned the pottery making art from Feather Woman - Helen Naha, and her daughters - Sylvia and Rainy Naha.
"Nona Naha produces some of the thinnest pottery at Hopi. She said, 'I love the feeling of relief and satisfaction when the pot is completed. The process for me is long, since I take time to do my best. I also appreciate the reaction of the buyers who acknowledge art and the work behind it.'"
- Hopi-Tewa Pottery: 500 Artist Biographies (p. 79)
Nona has taken many awards at shows throughout the Southwest, including 2nd and 3rd place overall at the Hopi Show in Flagstaff, Arizona at the Museum of Northern Arizona.