Shutiva, Stella – Fineline Canteen with Turtle (1970’s)
Stella Shutiva was renown for her corrugated pottery. Her style was inspired by pre-historic style corrugated vessels. However, before the corrugated pottery, she created exceptional painted vessels. This canteen is painted with a rain and water design. In the center is a small turtle in relief. The back is painted with a red clay slip and the signature, “S. Shutiva” in on the base. The canteen was traditionally fired which created the color variations on the surface. It is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.