Stetson Setalla, Hopi Pottery
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Handmade Hopi pottery by Stetson Setalla. Stetson Setalla, member of the Bear Clan, was born into the Hopi-Tewa Reservation in 1962. He is the grandson of the famous "Paqua Naha" who paved the way for elegant white slip Hopi pottery. Stetson was inspired to continue the family tradition of pottery making from his mother, Pauline Setalla. He began making pottery at the age of 19, immediately after he graduated from high school. In the beginning, making pottery was only a hobby which later paved a path for him to become a superb artist. Stetson demonstrates wonderful pottery making skills with each pot he coils. All of his pottery is made from Mother Earth. This particular pot has gone through a process of gathering and prepring the clay, then coiling the pot, smoothing, drying, sanding, going through it's first polishing. The painting is then started usually with natural pigments, the pot then goes through a second polishing then the final process of firing. This hand painted pot is adorned with cloud, wind, and rain symbols. This is a one of a kind item. Made in the USA. Measures 13" in diameter and 6 1/2" tall.