Setalla, Dee – Large Jar with Birds and Polychrome Designs
Dee Setalla is a son of noted potter Pauline Setalla and a brother of Stetson Setalla, Gwen Setalla, and Agnes Nasonhoya. This large jar is coil built and painted with birds above the shoulder. Around the shoulder are corn, feather, and bird wing designs. They are painted with bee-weed (black) and various clay slips. The jar is an elegant shape with a wide shoulder and a flat rim. It has been traditionally fired to create the blushes on the surface. The jar is signed with his name and bear paw (for Bear Clan). Most recently, Dee won the prestigious “Helen Naha” Award at Santa Fe Indian Market in 2019.