LORNA LOMAKEMA (1930– )

HOPI POLYCHROME JAR circa 1980


There are perhaps a hundred talented Hopi potters who function under the marketplace radar, and many of them qualify for the phrase, “She comes from a good family.” We’d never noticed Lorna Lomakema until we acquired this jar, but the signature told us what we later confirmed: she’s the daughter of the legendary Sadie Adams, whose daisy signature graced the bottom of hundreds of important pieces. This jar may seem unambitious, but a second look tells you that it has the features that grace the finest Hopi pottery, including a shaded firing that ranges from a deep orange to a pale yellow. A good piece at a great price.


5” diameter x 4-1/2” high


Excellent condition


S-686      $225



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