Iris Youvella Nampeyo (1944 – 2018)
Iris Youvella Nampeyo was born in 1944. She was a Hopi-Tewa potter, and member of the Corn Clan. She was a daughter of Fannie Nampeyo and granddaughter of Nampeyo of Hano. Originally, Iris used the traditional Sikyatki revival designs made popular by Nampeyo, but then she began to make the un-slipped tan pottery in the style made famous by Elizabeth White (Polingaysi) and later by her nephew Al Colton (Qöyawayma). Iris reduced the appliqué corn to a delicate state from the large one used by Elizabeth and Al. Her vessels are a beautiful buckskin color with a smooth finish and no painted decoration.