Very Large Hopi Pottery by Karen Abeita. This excellent pot won ‘1st Place’ at 2015 Heard Museum Guild Indian Fair & Market! Karen Abeita’s work is among the finest pottery produced at Hopi today. This is an exceptional piece of pottery! This piece is named “There’s Joy In The World Everywhere”, in homage to Karen’s great aunt, Joy Navasie.
Karen Abeita comes from a Hopi-Tewa mother and an Isleta Pueblo father. She was raised in a traditional Tewa home and is a member of the Kachina/Parrot clan. Karen lives in the village of Polacca, located on the Hopi Indian Reservation in Arizona. She lives a very strong traditional life where she primarily speaks her native language and still participates in the dances and ceremonies. Karen Abeita has been a potter, “…since I could put my hands in the clay bucket.” Karen learned pottery-making techniques from LOTS of family members, but also her childhood friend, Fawn Navasie. Karen later studied with Mark Tahbo and Rondina Huma, as well.
Multi-Stone Inlay Pendant with Turquoise! This sterling silver diamond-shaped inlay pendant features an eye-catching color combination with finely inlaid Black Jade, Picture Jasper, and Turquoise stones. Made by Native American (Navajo) jewelry artist, Tim Charlie.