Setalla, Dee – Plate with Eagle Tail Designs
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 two different clay slips. The plate has an eagle tail pattern in the center. It is painted with two different clay slips. Around the rim are cloud patterns. 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.