Artist Media Series
Candelaria Suazo is a daughter of potters Joe and Santanita Suazo. Her sisters include Martha Suazo (the wife of Art Cody Haungooah), Margie Naranjo, Mae Tapia, and Shirley Duran. She learned to make pottery from her mother. This small bowl is coil-built, stone-polished, fired, and then fully designed. There is an avanyu encircling the bowl. In front of the avanyu are a butterfly and hummingbird. The body of the avanyu is made up of feather and wave designs. The butterfly and hummingbird have been two-toned sienna in coloration. It is signed on the bottom, “Candelaria Suazo”.