Red Starr, Elmer – Seedpot with Squirrel, Feather and Turquoise (1982)
Red Starr (Sioux) was married to Santa Clara potter Harriet Tafoya and learned to make Santa Clara pottery. This seedpot is coil built and highly polished. It is from 1982. There is a central medallion with a squirrel. It is surrounded by a mountain pattern. On the back is a feather bundle with a single inset piece of turquoise. It is very intricate for the size. The seedpot is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration, or repair. It is signed on the bottom in the clay, “Red Starr”.