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Artists

the talents we proudly host
Philbert Honanie

Cotton Wood root, natural pigments and materials

Biography
Philbert Honanie is Coyote Clan from the village of Hotevilla on Third mesa. He is one of the first carvings to revitalize the old style or traditional method of Katsina doll carving. He only uses natural pigments that he collects and processes from around his village and gathers the cottonwood root that he carves from the San Juan river in southern Utah. He carves to help people understand and appreciate the Hopi culture and uses only an pocket knife to carve with, and keeps his dolls simple to help people appreciate the designs and motifs used in Hopi carving.
Mary Coriz Lovato

Inlay Jewlery

Biography
Mary Coriz Lovato, daughter of Santiago Leo Coriz, was born to the Corn Clan. Besides raising five sons to become accomplished silversmiths, Mary finds time to turn out some of the finest Indian jewelry found today, Mary's forte is inlaid shell earrings and pendants, a blend of the contemporary and traditional. Her work has become the standard by which shell inlaid jewelry is measured. Slivers of turquoise, pipestone, serpentine, coral, jet, and mother-of-pearl reflect the colors of the Sun's glow.
Ferris "Spike" Satala

Traditional Old Style Katsina Dolls

Biography
Ferris "Spike" Satala Spike is Bear Clan from the village of Shungopavi although he grew up in Polocca, He has been carving since he was 13 years old. He carves a unique style of doll. We call it a tapered doll. The story behind that style is: Starting from the feet; the feet are small because whatever we do in life you need to take small steps. The body is elongated so that we will have a long life. As he is carving he prays for a long life. The Arms are long and skinny because life is fragile. The Head is big so you can watch out for your ego. Spike is reminded of all this when he carves. He carved contemporary dolls before he did "old style". He started the old style because the market had changed. Once in a blue moon we will get a contemporary doll of his.
Wayland Namingha Jr.

Traditional Old Style Katsina Dolls

Biography
Wayland Namingha Jr. is Bear clan from the village of Kykotsmovi. He started carving in 2009 and the first show he entered his carvings (The Hopi Tuhisma market) he wont 1st and 2nd place. Since then he has won numerous awards at the Museum of Northern Arizona, Heard Museum and the Santa Fe Indian Market. Some of his favorite dolls to carve are Dawa, Badger and Hemis Katsina.
Kevin Honyouti

Old Style Katsina Dolls

Biography
Hi I'm Kevin Honyouti from Hotevilla village, AZ. I am Coyote clan. I've been carving the traditional or "old style" for about 3 or 4 years now. I use natural pigments (sands, clays, etc.) to paint my dolls. Thank you.
Watson Namoki

Katsina doll carver

Biography
Watson is a Hopi carver from First Mesa, AZ the village of Polocca. He is from the Fire Clan. Although most of his carvings are done in the contemporary style, there is a uniqueness that is special to Winter Sun.
Ray Lovato

Turquoise Slab earrings, Hishi strand necklaces

Biography
Ray Lovato (Santo Domingo Pueblo) was born in 1946. Ray uses only natural turquoise to create his elegant jewelry. Taught by his parents, Ike and Tonita Lovato, Ray began making jewelry at age eleven. He is best known for his hand drilled stone necklaces, which can vary from simple chokers to larger necklaces with jackals. Ray's jewelry is shown at important galleries and museums throughout the country. Ray has been a Winter Sun artist for 30 years. His children and grand-children are following in his footsteps.
Renae Roy

Biography
Hopi Basket Weaver
Ella Riggs

Biography
Ella is a Hopi Silversmith from the Sun Forehead clan of Shipaulovi village on the Hopi reservation. She has been making inlay jewelry since the1980's.
Bendrew Atokuku

Traditional Katsina Dolls

Biography
Bendrew is Water Clan from the village of Shungopavi on Second Mesa on the Hopi reservation. Winter Sun has had the pleasure of carrying Bendrew's artwork since the 1990's. Another talented artist who first started carving contemporary dolls who moved onto "traditional" style we are proud to carry a selection of his work.
Rick Manuel

Silver Overlay Jewelry

Biography
Rick was born in Sacaton, Arizona in 1950. He is registered with Gila River Pima through his mother and with the Tohono O’Odham through his father. He grew up on the Tohono O’Odham reservation in the Santa Rosa Village and is usually referred to as Tohono O’Odham. Rick is a self taught silversmith. Rick’s work has always been inspired by the traditions of the Tohono O’Odham.
Dorothy and Raymond Kyasyousie

Biography
Hopi Silversmiths
Larry Melendez

Biography
James Poley

Biography
The Haley Family

Biography
Navajo silversmiths specializing in sterling silver hand-stamped beads.
Merlin Honhongva

Biography
Specializes in Hopi overlay and Tufa sandcast using gem quality stones.
Jonah Hill

Wood carving, metal work, printmaking

Biography
Jonah Hill is a member of the Quechan and Hopi tribes. He is a multi-media artist specializing in wood carving, metal work, and printmaking. After attending the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe New Mexico, he returned to Flagstaff to where he currently lives and works in his studio producing one of a kind pieces of art. He draws upon his traditional teachings and experience as an medicinal herbalist and river guide to create a form of art that he refers to as Neo-traditional. Using the elements of nature, he produces sterling silver jewelry, linoleum block prints, and wood carvings that connect the collector to the deserts and rivers of the Four Corners region. By doing so, Jonah hopes that the collector will feel a connection to the ancient cultures of the region and feel a sense of belonging while wearing or displaying his art. Jonah has won awards at the Museum of Northern Arizona Hopi market, and at the Hopi Tribal All Native Art show in Flagstaff and is constantly striving to perfect his art. Custom orders are welcome and Jonah is happy to work with you on whatever vision you have to create a striking appearance to your surroundings.
Tay Polequaptewa

Biography
Tay Polequaptewa is a katsina doll carver from Shongopovi, 2nd Mesa, Arizona. He is Sun Clan.
Betty Manygoats

(pictured with husband) Traditional Navajo Pottery

Biography
Betty Manygoats makes Navajo pottery in the traditional way, just as it has been made for more than one hundred years. Manygoats uses Navajo clay from Black Mesa, forming it into coils that wind upward. She starts her coils in various-sized bowls and pie tins, which determine the eventual circumference of the piece. Then she smoothes the coiled clay and adds the decorations. After the piece has dried in the sun, it is placed in an open-pit kiln and covered with cow dung. Cedar is the preferred fuel for the kiln. Where the wood ash comes in contact with the clay, brownish gray discolorations called “fire clouds” appear. After firing, warm pinon pitch is applied to the piece, inside and out. Once coated with pitch, the pot is watertight. Manygoat’s ware can be as small as 3 inches high, but some of her pots are very large—close to 3 feet. Her wedding vases, often measuring over 2 feet high, are famous. Manygoats exaggerates the shape and decoration of traditional Navajo pottery and in the late 1970s first added her trademark horned toads to the surface of the clay. She taught many of her children to make pottery, and today they create wedding vases, bowls, and jugs decorated with the distinctive horned toads. Over the years she has won many awards.
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Established in 1976

The Winter Sun Trading Company was established in 1976 in Arizona by Phyllis Hogan. This unique family business is owned and operated by Phyllis and her two daughters. The shop specializes in Native American art and Southwest botanicals. The art gallery offers a wide range of genuine hand crafted jewelry, baskets, paintings, and a wide variety of Traditional style Hopi Katsina carvings.

The Winter Sun apothecary started with 25 plants. Most of those were ceremonial or ritual herbs. Today we offer one of the largest selections of organic and wild crafted herbs in the Southwest. Our plants are harvested at the time of their optimal strength and hand processed by knowledgeable Winter Sun staff-- no animal testing is done. Our liquid extracts-- referred to as tinctures-- are easier to use, convenient, and more potent than tea. Our goal is to provide the finest service available to our wonderful patrons and we are glad to help you in any way.

Phyllis

Phyllis Hogan has been a practicing Southwest herbalist for 25 years. She is the proprietor of the Winter Sun Trading Company, located in Flagstaff, Arizona, USA established in 1976. Winter Sun specializes in traditional organic southwest herbs and tinctures and American Indian Art, focusing on the Hopi and Navajo of northern Arizona.

In 1983 she co-founded the Arizona Ethnobotanical Research Association (AERA), a 501(c)(3) private nonprofit educational and scientific organization. The AERA was organized to investigate, document, and preserve traditional plant use in Arizona and the greater southwest. The AERA was recently awarded recognition by the American Herbalist guild at their 14th annual symposium for outstanding contributions in the field of American ethnobotany.

Hogan has lectured on southwest herbal medicines and their traditional uses throughout the United States and in Finland. In April of 2000 she was keynote speaker for the first ethnobotanical festival at the Lady Bird Johnson Wild Flower Center in Austin,Texas. She has taught ethnobotany in bilingual education programs and health education for the Pima, Hualapai, Havasupai, Hopi, and Navajo tribes.

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Meaghan Winter Sun
Meaghan

Meaghan Smith has her roots in Cultural Anthropogy, Ayurvedic Nutrition and cooking.  Meaghan is the proprietor and chef at Harvest Catering, a small, locally owned and operated business located in Flagstaff, Arizona.  Meaghan is committed to the profound healing power of sustainable, locally-grown, organic foods and is a passionate advocate of the local foods movement, as well as farm to table meals. Meaghan believes that Mother Nature has provided humanity with everything necessary to not only nourish but to heal the body.  She trusts in the ability of plants to facilitate the healing process, which has led to a deeper study of botanical medicine which inevitably led her to work and study at Winter Sun Trading Company.

Patty - Winter Sun
Patty

Patty has been studying holistic healing since 2000. She is a 500 hour registered yoga teacher and a 90 hour registered children’s yoga teacher through Yoga Alliance. She is currently attending a program for Holistic Nutrition through The Southwest Institute of Healing Arts. Patty has taken classes and workshops with many different herbalist and has completed a 9 month herbal program through The Foragers Path School of Botanical Studies. Patty is a mother and supports her children's health and wellbeing through the practice of herbal and holistic medicine. When she is not at Winter Sun, Patty enjoys wild foraging, gardening, yoga, hiking, teaching yoga to children and playing with her family.

Tally - Winter Sun
Tally

Tally Thomas, L.Ac is a licensed acupuncturist in the state of Arizona, as well as a Chinese herbalist, massage therapist and yoga teacher. Although she is a trained Chinese herbalist, she believes you don't need to look very far for medicine you need. Prescribing Western herbs within the Chinese medical framework is a long term project of hers. She has had the privilege of being a part of the Winter Sun team, especially working directly with head herbalist Phyllis Hogan. It has been incredibly fun, educational, as well as clinically beneficial. Tally often sends patients to Winter Sun for herbal teas, tinctures, and supplements.

Melissa - Winter Sun
Melissa

Melissa Rose Quercia is a student of the plants. She was introduced to the wonders of herbal medicine while working in an organic garden in Taos, New Mexico. There she formed a connection with the earth was life-changing. She continued on to study locally at the Forager's Path School of Botanical Medicine, then interned at the Herb Pharm in Williams, Oregon. She took a brief stint to travel and explore the plants of Central America where she helped implement small, educational herb gardens. She has returned to her home in the Southwest, and is delighted to be working and studying here at Winter Sun! She is excited to share the empowering wisdom of plant medicine.

Shannon - Winter Sun
Shannon

Shannon Pynes has been living in Flagstaff since she was three years old. She is the daughter of an organic beekeeper and an elementary school teacher, and the youngest of three sisters. Her passion is photography, which she has been able to explore while working as the website content manager for Winter Sun Trading Company since September of 2014. She is currently studying visual communications with an emphasis in graphic design at Northern Arizona University.

Janek - Winter Sun
Janek

I am an artist and student from Northern Arizona. Growing up in Flagstaff and the surrounding areas I have gained a great appreciation for the natural beauty of the west. Through art, river rafting, education, working with Phyllis and exploring my Dineh cultural connection to the land and people, I am especially blessed to live, work and learn in this beautiful part of the world.

Jazlee - Winter Sun
Jazlee

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Amy

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