Haungooah, Art Cody – Large Bowl with Avanyu (1972)
This is one of the earliest pieces we have had by Art Cody Haungooah. It was in 1972 that Art met Martha Suazo in Texas and they moved back to Santa Clara and began to make pottery. They started out with more “traditional” Santa Clara pottery with the black-on-black style. Martha made the pottery and Art painted the design. This large bowl is fully polished and it has a stylized avanyu as the design. Note the shape of the horn on the head and the lightning of the tongue, which are definitely different from the styles of Santa Clara Pueblo. By 1973, Art began etching into the pottery, inspired by the pottery of Tony Da. This bowl is signed on the bottom, “Haungoah”. It is in good condition with some slight wear on the rim. Definitely a great part of the story of Art Cody’s pottery!