Suazo, Marie – Tall Jar with Avanyu and Kiva Step Design
Marie Suazo is a granddaughter of noted potter Rosita Velarde and a daughter of Teresa Gutierez. She is a sister of potters Carol Velarde and Doris Tenorio. She is known for her deeply carved pottery and use of complex designs. This is one of her larger pieces. It is fully carved with a water serpent (avanyu) near the shoulder. Note the complexity of the design as the jar is turned. Above is a band of kiva steps and then the top band is a series of stylized feather patterns. The rim of the jar extends upward on one side and the opposite side is carved with kiva steps. The entire piece is fully polished and fired a deep black. Note the very fine outline of the edges of the carved areas which accentuate the design. The jar is signed on the bottom in the clay, “Marie Suazo”. It is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.
Out of stock