Setalla, Dee – Large Tile with Hopi Birds
Dee Setalla is a son of noted potter Pauline Setalla and a brother of Stetson Setalla, Gwen Setalla, and Agnes Setalla. This large tile is fully polished on the front and back. It is painted with bee-weed (black) and clay slips. The design is a very traditional Hopi-Tewa bird and bird tail. It is very intricately designed and there are three different colors of clay. 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.