Suazo, Ron – Black and Sienna Jar with Feather Design and Bear Paws (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 jar is matte and has a polished medallion. The medallion has a tightly etched feather pattern. The center is sienna and there is a single inset piece of turquoise. Around the neck of the jar, it is sienna and there are incised bear paws. One is inset with turquoise and one with coral. The piece is signed on the bottom in the clay, “Ron Suazo”. It is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.