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.