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Nathan Begaye

Nathan Begaye

This show features definitive works by Hopi-Navajo master potter, Nathan Begaye (1958-2010). These pieces exemplify what made Begaye such a talented potter. While he drew inspiration from both Hopi and Navajo traditions, and researched them extensively, his multi-cultural background also allowed him the freedom to experiment aesthetically while still utilizing traditional methods of pottery-making.

Nathan Begaye’s pottery is frequently divided into three types—Navajo-inspired, Hopi/Sikyatki-inspired, and Anasazi-inspired—all of which are showcased here. We have added a fourth category of his work—his innovative pottery. All of his pottery demonstrates what makes Nathan Begaye so unique as a potter—his ability to draw inspiration from both the traditional and modern worlds.

The pieces featured in this show are from a Santa Fe collector and longtime patron of Nathan Begaye, who allowed Nathan to live and fire pottery on their land in Santa Fe.


Nathan Begaye
Mexico and South America
Nampeyo Family Retrospective
Nampeyo: Hopi Aesthetics Meets Modernism
Nathan Begaye
Rachel Sahmie
Southwest Fine Art
Pueblo Pottery
Native American Baskets
Navajo & Pueblo Jewelry
Navajo & Pueblo Textiles
Hopi Kachina Dolls
Native American Fine Art
More Native American Art
Western Artist & Vintage Photographs