Stella Huma

Hopi

Stella Huma (1929-1996) lived at Hano on First Mesa. She was a master at making thin-walled vessels, burnishing them to a very fine finish, painting them with precision and controlling her fire to achieve her desired effects.

Stella began producing traditional pottery in 1960 and continued making pottery until she passed on in 1996. Among her favorite design elements were rain, clouds and parrots.


Shard design on a red slipped bowl
Red slipped bowl with shard design
4.75 in H by 8.5 in Dia
Shard and geometric design on a polychrome yellow ware jar with fire clouds
Polychrome yellow ware jar with fire clouds and decorated with a shard and geometric design
3.5 in H by 10 in Dia
Bird element and geometric design on a yellowware plate A yellowware plate decorated with a bird element and geometric design
1 in H by 4.75 in Dia
Bird element, fire clouds and geometric design on a yellowware plate Yellow ware plate decorated with red and black bird element and geometric design plus fire clouds
1.25 in H by 5.25 in Dia
Bird element, fire clouds and geometric design on a yellowware plate A yellow ware plate decorated with a bird element, and geometric design
1 in H by 5.75 in Dia
Bird element, fire clouds and geometric design on a polychrome plate Polychrome yellow ware plate with fire clouds and decorated with a bird element and geometric design
1 in H by 4.75 in Dia
Parrot and eagle hanging from sky band design on a shallow polychrome yellowware bowl
A shallow polychrome yellowware bowl decorated with a parrot and eagle hanging from sky band design
1.5 in H by 5.75 in Dia
A 4-panel red-and-black geometric design on a yellowware jar with fire clouds
A yellowware jar decorated with red-and-black geometric design plus fire clouds
3.5 in H by 7 in Dia

Hopi Potters