Red Starr “Elk” is a full blooded Native
American Indian born into the Sioux Nation in 1937.
He was inspired to hand coil and craft pottery by Charles Blunt Horn
(uncle), Norman Red Star (nephew), and Swift Bird (cousin).
Red Starr specializes in hand etching on the traditional black on black,
Santa Clara pottery. He will etch animals, feathers, bear paws, and
many other different designs. He accents his pottery with turquoise
He also hand carves sculptures on wood or stone, crafts belt buckles
from bead work and he enjoys oil painting the most because he says:
“I can get more creative and distinctive in my designs.”
Red Starr signs his pottery as: Red Starr followed by an arrow, and
includes his census # on every piece.
-New Mexico State Fair
-1993 Santa Fe Indian Market 3rd Place
-1990 Santa Fe Indian Market 2nd & 3rd Place
-1988 Santa Fe Indian Market 2nd & 3rd Place
-Several other awards numerous to list
-Pueblo Indian Pottery 750 Artist Biographies