Sylvia Naha was a daughter of noted potter Helen Naha, (Featherwoman) and the granddaughter of Paqua Naha. Paqua was the first (Frog Woman.)
Sylvia's family members are noted Pueblo potters Rainy Naha and Burell Naha. Sylvia created pieces with the white clay polished surface painted with bee-weed (black) and native clay slips. Her work is all traditionally hand coiled and fired.
Throughout the 1980's, Sylvia was considered among the most innovative of the Hopi potters. Her pieces were classic in form and amazingly intricate in design. Her pottery is signed on the bottom with a feather and an "S" for Sylvia.
Sylvia had won numerous awards for her work at Santa Fe Indian Markets, the Heard Indian Markets, among other events.