I am particularly pleased with Tyra’s depictions of lizards and turtles. I requested that she create two sets of new work for me – a cylinder with lizards and a plate with the same design, and a cylinder and plate with the turtle designs. She did such an awesome job with all four pieces. About the design work, she explained to me, “The lizard design is my aunt Sylvia Naha, with Sekahkey and Awatovi designs. The turtle design I made for someone who is water clan, and those designs are from Sekahkey and Awatovi also.”

This hand coiled and stone polished “cylinder” is stunning. Fired outdoors, in the traditional manner, each of the four lizards has different polychrome designs on their bodies. The vertical design work that separates the lizards makes for a very cohesive piece. Tyra also polished the inside of the jar. Lovely!

4 ¾” high by 6” wide