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Isleta Grey Tone Flight to Egypt Figurine

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Stella J. Teller (1929 – )
  • Category: Figurines
  • Origin: Isleta Pueblo
  • Medium: clay, pigment
  • Size: 5-1/4 ” tallest
  • Item # 26137
  • Price: $1,150.00

Stella Teller has a long career of making pottery figurines and has consistently won prizes for them since she made her first storyteller figurine in 1978, the same year Adobe Gallery opened its doors in Old Town Albuquerque, New Mexico. Her great-grandmother, Marcellina Jojola, her grandmother, Emeklia Lente Carpio, and her mother, Felicita Jojola, all were potters.  Teller began working in clay at the age of eight, helping her mother slip and polish small pots. She is now a fulltime potter creating figurines and pottery in her studio at Isleta Pueblo.

Her pottery is distinguished from traditional Isleta Polychrome wares by its distinctive colors, which she says are all natural.  The light gray, which has become her trademark, is produced by mixing white clay with manganese.

This two-piece pottery set features the Flight to Egypt.  Mary, holding Baby Jesus, is sitting on the donkey and Joseph has a walking stick and holds the reins and leads the donkey. The tan color is left in a matte state, the white slip is stone polished and the grey and turquoise remain in a matte finish.


Condition: this Isleta Pueblo Flight to Egypt Figurine Set is new
Provenance: the Flight to Egypt is directly from the artist
Recommended Reading:  Nacimientos - Nativity Scenes by Southwest Indian Artisans by Guy and Doris Monthan

Close up view of the Holy Family.

Stella J. Teller (1929 – )
  • Category: Figurines
  • Origin: Isleta Pueblo
  • Medium: clay, pigment
  • Size: 5-1/4 ” tallest
  • Item # 26137
  • Price: $1,150.00

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