Elmer Red Starr, a Sioux potter was born in 1937. He married Harriet Tafoya of Santa Clara Pueblo and learned to make pottery from her. She is a sister to Annie Baca. He was also inspired to hand coil pottery by his uncle, Charles Blunt Horn, his uncle, and Norman Red Starr, his nephew. He began around the 1970s, to decorate her pottery with the sgraffito style and rapidly became proficient at design and execution and soon was a potter of note. He usually designed his pots with animal motifs. Working with both red and black pottery, he usually accents his pottery with turquoise stones. Red Starr signs his pottery: Red Starr and includes his census number on the pieces.