Specializing in Native American Crafts Since 1916

Clyde Harris

Kachina Carver

Artist Profile

Clyde Harris, “Lomatuhksi” (Eagle Down) was born into the Hopi nation back in 1982, a member of the Flute Deer clan. He was inspired to carve on wood by his father, Gene Dawahoya. He would sit and watch his father carve his sculptures with great enthusiasm and admiration in hopes of achieving the same skills. It appears from what he has sculpted, he is well on his way to achieving his goal.

Clyde began carving on wood at the age of 12. He carves his sculptures with a regular pocket knife and uses acrylic paints to color his kachinas. The first piece he carved was a rattle kachina. Clyde signs his sculptures: Clyde Harris, Hopi, with the name of the kachina followed by a set of hoof prints to denote his clan origin.

Clyde is related to Gene Dawahoya (father), Nuvadi Dawahoya (uncle), Delwin Harvey (uncle) and Juanita Healing (grandmother, famous for her potting skills).

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