Setalla, Dee – Plate with Cloud and Star Swirls
Dee Setalla is a son of noted potter Pauline Setalla and a brother of Stetson Setalla, Gwen Setalla, and Agnes Nasonhoya. This plate is coil-built and painted with bee-weed (black) and a red clay slip. The plate has a cloud, star, and plant design on the surface. There are light blushes to the surface from the firing. The bowl 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.