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Adelle Lalo-Nampeyo

Adelle Lalo-Nampeyo was born into the Hopi-Tewa Nation in 1959. She is one of the great granddaughters of the famous "Nampeyo" known for reviving and expanding the beautiful ancient style of pottery called Sikyatki. She was inspired to learn the art of pottery making from her mother, the late Elva Nampeyo. She has been making pottery since 1979.

Adelle specializes in the handmade traditional ancient Sikyatki polychrome pottery for which her family is famous. She enjoys making seed pots most of all and her favorite design is the fine line and eagle tail. Adelle’s strong spiritual beliefs drive her to continue making pottery the traditional way. She now teaches her children the art of her ancestors so they can continue in her footsteps. Adelle signs her pottery: Adelle L. Nampeyo followed by a corn symbol to proudly denote her clan origin.