Suazo, Ron – Black and Sienna Bowl with Star Burst Lid (1990s)
Ron Suazo learned to make pottery from his mother, Clara Suazo. His sister is Margaret Garcia. He said of his work, “As a result of studying both traditional and early designs, my decision was to create my own style, yet include a combination of both, with feather designs, bear paws, and early designs with inlaid turquoise and coral stones on both completely polished black pots, and on matte finish pottery.”. This bowl is matte and has a polished medallion. The medallion has a rising sun and feather, rain, and cloud designs. The top has a starburst pattern and extends from the top the base. The rim and areas of design are two-toned sienna. There are inset pieces of turquoise, coral, jet, and lapis. The lid is carved in a starburst pattern. It is black and sienna, etched , and has an inset turquoise stone on one side. The piece is signed on the bottom in the clay, “Ron Suazo”. It is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.