Length: 7 1/8"
Width: 7 1/4"
Artist: Norman Red Star:
Norman Red Star (Lakota Sioux) was born in 1955. He was inspired to continue the long lived tradition of pottery by his Uncle, the famous potter Elmer Red Starr, from Santa Clara Pueblo who has been producing pottery with sgraffito designs since before 1976.
Norman began working with art at the age of 16. He started out with crafting bead work, and at the age of 24 he began hand-carving sculptures on stone. At the age of 26, he began painting, and at the age of 40 he began crafting pottery.
Norman specialized in hand-crafting the traditional Santa Clara pottery with sgraffito etchings. He got his ideas from hunting and Mother Nature herself. He etched animal legends on this pottery, and accented his pottery with turquoise stones.
Norman Red Star has passed away, but he will live on in the beautiful creations he brought to this world.