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Native American Craft Tradition in a Contemporary World


Marcus Amerman
Rick Bartow
Harvey A. Begay
Doug Coffin
Richard Danay
Tony Jojola
Clara Neptune Keezer
James Little
Rosemary "Apple Blossom" Lonewolf
Truman Lowe
David Neel
Verma Nequatewa
The Ortiz Family
Norbert Peshlakai
Wendy Ponca
Al Q÷yawayma
Diego Romero

Preston Singletary
Richard Zane Smith
Roxanne Swentzell
C. S. Tarpley
Tim Tiger
Margaret Wood
Nathan Youngblood


Square Tower
Natural clay

Al Q÷yawayma (Hopi) is a second generation potter and sculptor, who produces ceramic pieces in high sculptural relief, of native clays, using a repoussÚ technique. His are "Minimalist" works, incorporating figurative elements, ranging from Native dancers to cliff dwellings, on the surface of the pot. A recipient of a Fulbright Fellowship, he has worked with the Maori helping them reestablish ancient ceramic traditions and has served as a consultant to the Smithsonian Institute in identifying original clay sources used by ancient Hopi potters.

In addition, Q÷yawayma was co-founder and first Chairman of the American Indian Science and Engineering Society and past Vice-Chairman of the Institute of American Indian Arts. He has used his degree in Mechanical Engineering to develop and patent Internal Guidance Systems.

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