Vintage HOPI Indian pottery POT bowl Kathleen Collateta

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  • Item Category: Ethnic, Folk & Native American Art
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Feb 11,2007
  • Channel: Online Auction
Vintage HOPI Indian pottery POT bowl Kathleen Collateta

SIGNED pot by noted Hopi/Tewa artist

Native American Indian pottery bowl or plate, Hopi in origin, signed 'K. Collateta, Hopi'. Believed to have been made about 1980-1990 by noted Hopi/Tewa artist Kathleen Collateta (biography follows). 3 5/8" in diameter; 2 1/8" tall. Hand painted in two colors (black and red) with Sikyatki-revival type design, the style made famous by Nampeyo. Condition is excellent; we can find no damage to report. Colors are vivid and we do not find any wear to the painted design. Perfect for any collection of vintage Indian pottery!

Native American Indian pieces of this quality and vintage are fast disappearing into museums and private collections...don't miss this opportunity to add a SPECIAL PIECE to your collection!!

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Biography: Kathleen Collateta

Kathleen Collateta was born on November 24, 1969. She is of Jemez, Hopi-Tewa and Navajo descent. Her mother is Antonita Chosa of Jemez Pueblo. Her father is Tom Collateta Sr., who is Hopi-Tewa and Navajo.

Kathleen was fortunate to be raised by creative parents. Her mother is known for her pottery and embroidery while her father is known for his Kachina dolls. Kathleen is a member of the Sun Clan from her mother's side of the family.

Kathleen learned her pottery skills at the young age of 17. Her grandmother, Sarah Collateta, taught her the intricacies of the ancient designs as well as the techniques of drawing and painting them. Kathleen's most well respected item is the wedding vase, which is contemporary, tall and simple in its elegance.

Kathleen loves to make pottery. It makes her happy to know that someone will have her pottery in their homes as a valued possession. Her pottery is made from natural Hopi clay and the paint is made from wild spinach. Her favorite design is that of the parrot, which represents male and female (bride/groom). This design is enhanced with the feather designs which represent all birds. "The birds take our prayers up to the higher spirit."

Kathleen and her husband, Adrian Sandia, work together to produce the pottery. They have three children who are blessed with the family's creative skills. Maelene, Audrianna and Dylon are learning at their parents sides. Kathleen is also proud of her three brothers, Prinston, Nero and Tom Jr. Collateta, who are known for their Kachina dolls.

Kathleen has been potting since 1975 and is known for her black and red on yellow seed jars and vases, as well as her black and red on white jars, vases and bowls. Her designs often feature birds, rain clouds, mudheads, feathers and parrots.

Courtesty: Ancient Traditions Gallery.

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