First Mesa
Lower Polacca Village

P.O. Box 653, Polacca, AZ 86042
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I’ve been an artist most of my life. I have an attraction to the natural environment, like the landscape, colors of the earth, the sunrise and sunset. My ideas and inspirations come from spending time outside looking at my surroundings. I grew up around my maternal grandmother, Rachel Namingha, she worked on her pottery almost everyday so this is how I learned the pottery making process after school and during the summer months.

“The pottery becomes a part of the artist. I work with clay to form pots and I respect the clay for being on this earth for the people to use. I honor my ancestors for what they left behind and for giving us the knowledge to keep up the traditions.”

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