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Dextra Quotskuyva (b. 1928) is one of the most influential Native American potters of the past half-century. Each of her painted designs is unique and flawlessly executed. Quotskuyva (Hopi-Tewa) learned her masterful handling of clay through her distinguished family including her great-grandmother, famed potter Nampeyo; mother, Rachel Namingha; and grandmother, Annie Healing. Native American pottery scholar, collector, and dealer Martha H. Struever worked closely with Quotskuyva for a quarter century. This book, a companion to a retrospective exhibition at the Wheelwright Museum in 2001, explores Quotskuyva’s craft, artistry, traditions, and innovations that set her apart from most Pueblo potters of her generation.
About the Author
Martha H. Streuver (1931–2017) was an art dealer and scholar of Pueblo Indian pottery and Pueblo and Navajo Indian jewelry. She is the author of numerous books including Loloma: Beauty is His Name (Wheelwright Museum).