Suazo, Candelaria – Large Carved Avanyu Bowl with Hummingbird & Quail Medallions
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 is a large bowl that is both carved and etched with design. Around the neck are carved cloud designs. Below is a carved avanyu that encircles the bowl. Near the base are two incised medallions. One with a quail and one with a hummingbird. They are detailed in their design. It is signed on the bottom, “Candelaria Suazo”.