Tanner , Roy & Stella – Seedpot with Butterfly (1983)
Stella Tanner (Kwa Povi) and her son Roy (Tsigowanu) began making pottery together in 1976. Stella was a granddaughter of Luteria Atencio, a daughter of Crucita Talalchy and a sister of Mary Gutierrez and Joe Talachy. It was Luteria who taught them both to make pottery. Stella made and polished the pottery and Roy etched the designs into the surface. This seedpot is fully polished red and incised on one side. The design has a butterfly and flower as the design. It was made in 1983. It is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair. They stopped working around 1985 but during their brief career as potters, they won awards at Santa Fe Indian Market and Eight Northern Indian Market.