Red Starr, Elmer – Oval Bowl with Feather & Elk Designs (1976)
Red Starr (Sioux) was married to Santa Clara potter Harriet Tafoya and learned to make Santa Clara pottery. This is an unusual bowl that is oval in shape and flat on the sides. The entire piece is fully polished. One side has an etched elk and the other a spiraling feather design. In the center of the feathers is a single inset piece of turquoise. The piece was fired a deep red coloration. It is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration, or repair. It is signed on the bottom in the clay, “Red Starr”.