Suazo, Candelaria – Black & Sienna Bowl with Mimbres Rabbit and Quail
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 miniature bowl is coil-built and fully polished. It is etched with a Mimbres-inspired quail and rabbit. Each is etched inside a medallion with feather and kiva step designs. Separating them are feather and cloud designs. Each animal is “two-toned” to make the piece black and sienna in coloration. It is signed on the bottom, “Candelaria Suazo”.