Born in 1955, he learned the traditional way to make pottery from his aunt, Dextra Quotskuyva Nampeyo. He has taken what he learned and expanded on it, earning many prize ribbons and awards since, incuding Best of Show at Santa Fe Indian Market in 1998.
Steve signs his pieces: S. Lucas with a corn plant and a koyemsi (mudhead clown) symbol nearby. His wife is Yvonne Lucas, sister of Laguna potter Calvin Analla Jr. It was this connection that accidently caused Calvin to make his first mixed-clay pot (he needed a bit more clay one day to finish a piece and Steve gave him some of his Hopi clay). Everyone was so pleased with the results of that that Calvin now makes virtually nothing but mixed Hopi-and-Laguna clay pottery.