HOPI BLACK ON YELLOW TALL CANDLESTICK circa 1940
With the Hopi, making pottery for tourists began with Thomas Keam and his trading post in the 1870s. Ever since, Hopi potters have made all manner of unfamiliar shapes to meet the toursts' tastes—salt & pepper shakers, napkin rings, tiles, ashtrays and quite a few candleholders, tall and short. No matter what they made, they always maintained their pride in craftsmanship and made each piece the proper traditional way. We liked this enough to put it on the cover of our Pottery of the Southwest (Shire Publications, 2012).
3" diameter x 6-3/4" high