Setalla, Dee – Large Open Bowl with Birds, Stars and Corn
Dee Setalla is a son of noted potter Pauline Setalla and a brother of Stetson Setalla, Gwen Setalla, and Agnes Nasonhoya. This large open bowl is coil-built and painted with bee-weed (black) and various clay slips. The outside of the bowl has corn, cloud, and star designs. The inside of the bowl is painted with Hopi birds, and stars. The designs flow across the surface of the bowl. The bowl is signed with his initials “D. S.” and bear paw (for Bear Clan). It is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration, or repair. Most recently, Dee won the prestigious “Helen Naha” Award at Santa Fe Indian Market in 2019.