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Mark Tahbo

Biography to Display: 

1958Born First Mesa, Arizona

2017 Died


Studio Potter


Mark Tahbo who was  a member of the Hopi-Tewa Spider Clan, is known for thin walled polychrome pots constructed and fired in the Hopi tradition.

Tahbo and his sister, Dianne Tahbo, learned to make pots from their great-grandmother Grace Chapalla.[1]

[1] cited November 19, 2018, 9:00PM

Public Collections

Public Collections to Display: 

Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, California


Bibliography to Display: 

Trimble, Stephen. Talking with the Clay: The Art of Pueblo Pottery. Santa Fe, NM: School for Advanced Research Press, 2007.

Indian Arts and Crafts Association. Collecting Authentic Indian Arts and Crafts: Traditional Work of the Southwest. Book Publishing Company, 1999.

King, Charles S. Spoken Through Clay: Native Pottery of the Southwest—The Eric Dobkin Collection. Santa Fe, NM: Museum of New Mexico Press, 2017.

Schaaf, Gregory. Hopi-Tewa Pottery: 500 Artist Biographies, Ca. 1800-Present. Santa Fe, NM: Center for Indigenous Arts & Cultures, 1998.




Typical Marks
Seed Jar
Date: 1992
Materials: Earthenware
Method: Coiled
Dimensions: 6 X 11 inches in diameter
Crocker Art Museum, Gift of Loren G. Lipson, 2015.71.6.
Crocker Art Museum, Gift of Loren G. Lipson, 2015.71.6.

Citation: Clark, Donald. "The Marks Project." Last modified January 23, 2023.