Museum of New Mexico Press


Painted Perfection

The Pottery of Dextra Quotskuyva

Martha Hopkins Struever, Author

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 other Pueblo potters of her generation.

Pages: 124

Illustrations: 154 color, 3 black-and-white illustrations

Native American



Paperbound $25