Red Starr, Elmer – Clay Bear with Bear Paw Designs and Opal (1980s)

2.5" long x 1.75"h

$ 400.00

Red Starr (Sioux) was married to Santa Clara potter Harriet Tafoya and learned to make Santa Clara pottery.  This is a small fully polished bear.  The bear has etched stars on the sides, along with feathers.  On the back is an etched bear paw.  In the center of the paw and the stars are opals. There are additional opals in the eyes of the bear.  It is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration, or repair.  It is signed on the leg in the clay, “Red Starr”.