Native American Sityaki Style Pottery by Michael Hawley (1948-2012) #858 Sold

$ 2,850.00

Native American

Sityaki Style Pottery Jar

858. Description: Native American, Sityaki Style Pottery Jar by Michael Hawley, circa 1960's. Handmade and painted traditional stylized bird chakoptewa for Michael Hawley.

Dimensions: 7" x 17"

Condition: Very good for its age.

Provenance: From an estate in Denver Colorado
Michael Hawley (1948-2012), Chakoptewa, formerly of Scottsdale, Arizona, was the only contemporary potter creating true Sikyatki Polychrome pottery vessels in the same manner as they were originally made from the 14th through the 17th centuries.

Hawley called this pottery "Chakoptewa Polychrome," Chakoptewa being his adopted Hopi name. Hawley used only hand-ground clay dug on Antelope Mesa on the Hopi Reservation and he hand coiled, shaped, polished, painted and coal fired each of the pots in a firing pit he constructed himself. All of his pigments were made by hand from minerals and plants indigenous to the Hopi Mesas and each of his painted designs is original and within the Sikyatki designs tradition.

You can watch Michael make a traditional piece at

From the late 1970s through the 1980s, a series of completely sold-out one-man shows of Michael Hawley’s ceramics took place at the prominent Gallery 10 in Scottsdale and the Elaine Horwitch Galleries in Scottsdale and Santa Fe.

Mike Hawley's pieces are original and unique pieces of contemporary ceramic art inspired by ancient tradition. They are not copies or replicas. Michael passed away on April 24, 2012. (Source: Adobe gallery)

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