Setalla, Dee – Large 13″ Jar with Corrugated Rim

13"w x 7.5"h

$ 1,600.00

Dee Setalla is a son of noted potter Pauline Setalla and a brother of Stetson Setalla, Gwen Setalla, and Agnes Nasonhoya.  This large round bowl is made from the traditional red clay from Hopi.  The bowl is coil-built and painted with bee-weed. The rim of the bowl is corrugated (impressed) with a half-circle design.  The inside of the bowl is fully polished.  The bowl has much the feel of the classic corrugated pottery of Garnet Pavatea. The outside of the bowl is painted with complex rain, cloud, mesa, and rainbow designs.  The contrast of the black-on-red is visually striking.  The jar was traditionally fired to create the dep coloraiton.  The jar is signed with his initials “D. S.” and bear paw (for Bear Clan).  Most recently, Dee won the prestigious “Helen Naha” Award at Santa Fe Indian Market in 2019.