The Native American people of this region have lived in harmony and respect with their natural environment.

Stories of their emergence and of their living history are handed down from one generation to the next through prayer and song. The traditional knowledge of their ancestors is the basis for how they live today and is reflected in architecture, traditions, arts and ceremony.

We are most grateful for the blessings of our Earth Mother as she provides us with all that we need to sustain our livelihood now, and into the future. As native people living in modern times, we have a responsibility to maintain balance with our natural environment and world trends. As you explore this collection of traditional and contemporary artwork, you will see memories of the past as well as the voice and creativity of modern native people.

We invite you to enjoy this celebration of cultural art.

Stella Teller

Stella Teller, born and raised in Isleta Pueblo is a third generation potter, a mother, grandmother and great grandmother. As a child, she learned the basics of pottery by observing and helping family members with their work.

Beginning by painting ceramics as a hobby, she decided to pursue the traditional methods of gathering her own clays and materials. Mostly self-taught, Stella has professionally been creating pottery since 1963. She began with the traditional Isleta style of red, black on white and developed her signature colors of greys, blues on white with turquoise accents.

Stella is an internationally renowned artist. Her work is on permanent exhibits with the School for Advanced Research in Santa Fe, NM; Sunport, the Albuquerque International Airport, the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center and the Smithsonian Traveling Exhibit. Stella’s creations are in great demand and coveted by collectors.

For Stella, expressing herself by making pottery and painting fulfills a lifelong passion; always in pursuit of excellence in her creations.