Norman Red Star

Norman Red Star was born into the Sioux Nation in 1955. He was inspired to get into pottery making by his uncle, Red Starr, but he didn't really add it to his artistic repertoire until he was about 40. Previously he had worked with beads, hand-carving stone sculptures and painting. His pottery is based on Santa Clara Pueblo styles and clays with his own sgraffito designs.

Sgraffito buffalo hunt scene and kachina face medallion on a black jar
Black jar with sgraffito buffalo hunt scene and kachina face medallion
4 1/4 in h by 6 in Dia
Sgraffito buffalo hunt scene and inlaid turquoise accents on a black jar
Black jar with sgraffito buffalo hunt scene and inlaid turquoise accents
7 1/2 in H by 11 in Dia
Sgraffito bear and bear paw designs with inlaid turquoise on a polished black bowl
Burnished black bowl decorated with sgraffito bear and bear paw designs plus inlaid turquoise
4 in H by 5 1/2 in Dia
Sgraffito riders, buffalo, feathers and medallion signs plus inlaid turquoise on a burnished black bowl
Black burnished bowl decorated with sgraffito buffalo, feathers, riders and medallion designs plus inlaid turquoise
4 in H by 5 1/4 in Dia
Sgraffito horseback riders and buffalo plus inlaid turquoise on a burnished black bowl
Burnished black bowl decorated with sgraffito horseback riders and buffalo designs plus inlaid turquoise
4 3/4 in H by 5 1/2 in Dia
Sgraffito buffalo hunt and geometric designs on a red jar
Polished red jar decorated with sgraffito buffalo hunt and geometric designs
8 3/4 in H by 10 1/4 in Dia
Sioux-heritage sgraffito design on a black jar with inlaid stones
Black jar decorated with sgraffito Sioux-heritage design and inlaid stones
7 1/4 in H by 10 in Dia
Sgraffito buffalo hunter and Sioux motif on a red jar
Red jar decorated with a sgraffito buffalo hunter and Sioux motif
9 3/4 in H by 9 1/2 in Dia
Sgraffito Sioux design on a black jar
Black jar decorated with a sgraffito Sioux design
4 1/4 in H by 6 in Dia
Sgraffito Sioux warrior, dancer and geometric design on a black jar with stone inlays
Black jar decorated with stone inlays and a sgraffito Sioux dancer, warrior and geometric design
3 3/4 in H by 5 1/4 in Dia
Sgraffito bison, feather and geometric design on a black jar with stone inlays
Black jar decorated with a sgraffito feather, bison and geometric design plus multiple inlaid stones
3 3/4 in H by 5 3/4 in Dia
Sgraffito Sioux design and inlaid blue stones on a black jar
Black jar decorated with a sgraffito Sioux design and inlaid blue stones
4 1/4 in H by 6 in Dia
Pottery photos are courtesy of Andrea Fisher Fine Pottery