Stetson Setalla

Rain Bird Bowl

6 1/2" H x 13 3/4" D

Stetson Setalla is from the village of Sichomovi, which is one of the three villages known as First Mesa (Polacca). His father, Justin Setalla, is from Sichomovi village and his mother, Pauline Setalla, is from Mishongnovi Village (Second Mesa), however, he was raised along with nine siblings in the Keams Canyon area known as Snowbird Canyon. Stetson comes from a long line of Hopi potters which include Agnes Navasie (grandmother), Eunice Navasie (aunt), Agnes Nahsonhoya, and Dee Setalla (siblings).

He has been an active potter since 1980 and has been featured in many major works on Hopi pottery. Stetson consistently shows at major competitions and venues throughout the Southwest. His work is also featured at the Heard Museum in Phoenix, Arizona; and the Museum of Indian Arts & Cultures in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

From Stetson's autobiographical statement:

"I was only 19 years old when I began the art of pottery which was right after I graduated from high school. My mother was my mentor and she did an excellent job because without her patience, guidance and love, I would not be where I am today.

"Good thoughts and a good heart are essential in working with your clay because you are creating yourself in each pot as you coil and when you are ready to paint the pot, a clear mind and good heart is crucial in assisting you with your painting because the designs flow through your mind into your hand and onto your pot without difficulty."

As always, he has signed with his trademark bear-claw/raincloud symbol representing both his mother and father's clans.

Gallery Price: $1,590.00

Sale: $1,275.00
(plus sh/han)

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