T is in great shape and has the artist's signature and creation number on the bottom. From Fine Pueblo Pottery, Ruby's Inn Store, Material Sight, and Antique American Indian Art.1993 Santa Fe Indian Market 3rd Place. 1990 Santa Fe Indian Market 2nd & 3rd Place. 1988 Santa Fe Indian Market 2nd & 3rd Place.
Several other awards too numerous to list. Pueblo Indian Pottery 750 Artist Biographies. There seems to be some confusion between two potters with similar namesElmer Red Star (with one r) and Red Starr (with two rs). Elmer Red Star is stated to have produced sgraffito pottery as early as 1976, a time when Joseph Lonewolf and Grace Medicine Flower were making similar works. He is credited with having made miniatures with sgraffito designs and inset turquoise.
He was married to Harriet Tafoya and was an active potter starting in the 1970s. Red Starr signed pottery as: Red Starr, followed by an arrow under which is the word Sioux, and a number example: 83 TY-13. The 83 indicates the year it was made. Red Starr (with two rs) was of the Sioux Nation and married and living at Santa Clara Pueblo. Red Starr has been an active Indian potter for almost 30 years.
He has won 12 awards from the Santa Fe Indian Market, 4 of which were for first place as well as in the Eight Northern Pueblos Show, the New Mexico State Fair, and the Heard Museum show. In categories such as miniature black sgraffito bowl, sgraffito red bowl, nontraditional, new forms and innovations, and sgraffito with stones. Red Starr has also exhibited at the Sid Deusch Gallery in New York. Many collectors are fascinated by Red's work and it's highly sought after.
He signs his work: "Red Starr" followed by an arrow and the creation date. His favorite designs are scenes from nature that are depicted on all his pots. Red Starr's work displays great craft - very well-made, even and balanced. He is an artist who always strives to improve his work.He is also committed to helping several other potters and artists in the field. His nephew, Norman Red Star Wi-Cahpe-Luza, b. 1955, was mentored by Red Starr and has developed a very similar style to that of his uncle. It's important to mention the evolution of Red Starr's name - he was born Elmer Red Star in South Dakota. He received a football scholarship to the University of Minnesota where he was put on the roster as simply "Red Starr". After several years, he changed his name to just that. His nephew, Norman Red Star, still only has one r at the end of his name.
Red Starr came to New Mexico when he met and married Harriet Tafoya. His first work was done in conjunction with his mother-in-law, Cresencia Tafoya, who used to make the pots he etched. She and his wife taught him the traditional methods of Santa Clara pottery making, and Red Starr now primarily makes his own pots for etching. He was inspired by his uncle, Charles Blunt Horn, his nephew Norman Red Star and cousin Swift Bird to learn to make pottery back in the 1970's. He learned to use Santa Clara clays and methods to make his pieces.Then he decorates them sometimes with traditional Sioux sgraffito designs, sometimes with contemporary Santa Clara designs, often with a mix of both. If you are a collector of Native American Pottery, Jewelry, Kachinas, baskets, and hard-to-find items, please put us in your favorites so you can be notified of our new items as we list them. Please check out our other auctions both under RAINDANCERAUCTIONS and LCBERGH. Please consider the pictures, therefore, 90% of the description.
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The item "Santa Clara, Sioux Pottery ELMER RED STARR 2 1/2 X 3 Buffalo Sgraffito with OPAL" is in sale since Tuesday, February 2, 2021. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Native American\ US\1935-Now\Pottery". The seller is "lcbergh" and is located in Florence, Oregon. This item can be shipped to United States.