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Norman Red Star

Norman Red Star was born into the Sioux Nation in 1955. He was inspired to continue the artistic tradition begun by his uncle, the famous, Red Starr. HIs odyssey was a long one, and encompassed several different media.
Norman began making art in his teens, with bead work, then moved to stone sculptures in his twenties. In his mid-twenties he began painting, and only began to make pottery at the age of 40. Since then, he specializes in making traditional Santa Clara-style black pottery, with naturalistic, detailed sgraffito etchings of animals. He also accents his pottery with turquoise stones. Norman signs his pottery as: Wi-Cahpe-Luza, Red Star, followed by a shield symbol, and finally with his census number.