A beautiful hand-coiled pottery by Dee Setalla of the Hopi Tribe that is 8" diameter by 4" high. This pottery is in excellent condition with no scuff or marks or cracks. It's been sitting on my collection for years and I'm downsizing. His workmanship shows through with the thin pottery edges at 3mm thick.
This bowl weight 1 pound, 1oz. Hopi potter Dee Stella is a male who makes his pottery with a contemporary look. His style is unique with an old style appearance. His paintings have many traditional designs as well as very contemporary looks. Setalla is a member of the Hopi-Tewa reservation, born and raised in Snowbird Canyon, Arizona, and is a member of the Bear Clan.
Dee began pottery making at the age of 6. He learned from his mother, Pauline Setalla, and his aunt, Eunice "Fawn" Navasie, both well known Hopi potters. They taught him the fundamentals of pottery making the traditional way. Dee specializes in handmade traditional Hopi pottery. He paints traditional designs of birds, moths, butterflies, bear claws, clouds and rain on his pottery and uses the walpi polychrome yellow and beige with blushes, characteristic of Hopi pottery.
Dee signs his pottery: D. Hopi, followed by a bear paw, a symbol of his clan origin. Dee is related to Stetson Setalla (brother), Joy "Frogwoman" Navasie (aunt), Burel Naha (cousin) and Sylvia Featherwoman (cousin). Thanks for looking and ask any questions.
The item "Dee Setalla Hopi Pottery Hand Coiled 8 diameter x 4 high Excellent Condition" is in sale since Monday, September 21, 2015. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Native American\ US\1935-Now\Pottery".The seller is "arizona_scorpio" and is located in Phoenix, Arizona. This item can be shipped to United States.