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White Chicken Effigy Coin Bank

Stella Teller

About The White Chicken Effigy Coin Bank

This alert bird invites you to drop coins in its slot as big as quarters.

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Gallery Price $95.00

Item Location: Phoenix, AZ
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This alert bird invites you to drop coins in its slot as big as quarters.

About the Artist

(Born circa 1950)  This Isleta potter began working with clay at the age of eight.  In 2001 Stella Teller became the first to be chosen SAR's first Eric and Barbara Dobkin Native American Artist Fellow.  This recognition resulted in a three-month Fellowship in March 2001, where she felt deeply appreciated for her contribution to the development of American Indian pottery. 

Stella is known for her graceful ceramic male and female storytellers, whimsical story bears and other animals in muted hues of gray-blue, white and burnt sienna. 

Teller has worked with the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center in Albuquerque and is the recipient of many national awards including those at the Santa Fe Indian Market, the Heard Museum Invitational show, the Big Lake Trading Post Museum show and the New Mexico International Women's Conference.  Her pottery has appear on the pages of Arizona Highways, American Indian Art Magazine (several issues), Southest Profile, Indian Artist as well as in books: Southwestern Pottery and Talking with the Clay.

Medium Slip cast with modification of coil opening, polychrome slip applied
Size 3 1/4" height X 2 1/2" width X 3 1/2" depth
Signed "S. Teller Isleta, N.M." is written underneath in dark slip
Condition Very good, as there are a few rubs on the bird's white surface
Provenance RM-9, collector residing in North Carolina