Suina, Marie Charlotte – Storyteller with Four Children (1980s)
Marie Charlotte Suina (1964-2010) was a great-granddaughter of Juan and Estefanita Arquero Herrera a granddaughter of Eluterio and Berina Cordero. She was a daughter of Ada Suina and Tony Suina, Jr. and a sister of Caroline Grace Suina, Maria Suina, and Patty Suina. Marie learned to make pottery from her mother. This is a classic storyteller made from Cochiti clay and painted with bee-weed (black) and red clay slip. The mother has on a shawl that is painted with flowers on the back. She has four children around her. It is a charming piece. The storyteller is signed on the bottom, “Marie C. Suina”. It is in very good condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.