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 is our first ever lizard plate by Tyra. Stone polished on front and back, with the Hopi white and stone slips, the painting is beautiful, and the firing turned out so well. The border design that flows around the edge of the plate really sets off the main painted lizards in the center. Each lizard has a different design on their bodies, and they are all heading toward the center box. The four vertical patterns are beautifully designed. The reds/terra cottas, tans, browns and white are dynamic. The plate is stone polished on both sides.

9 ¾” wide