Les Namingha is the son of Emerson Namingha, the grandson of Rachel Nampeyo, great-grandson of Annie Healing, and a great-great grandson of Nampeyo of Hano. Les learned to make pottery from his aunt, Dextra Quotskuyva, a master potter from Hopi. He is tremendously skilled at combining old and new designs in his work. He is such a remarkable potter and painter. Les is multi -faceted as an artist. Not only does he coil his work in the traditional style, but he is so creative in his design work.