Tapia, Mae – Black and Sienna Bowl with Hummingbird (1980s)

1.75"w x 1.5"h

$ 175.00

Mae Tapia was known for her intricately etched miniature pottery. She was a daughter of potters Joe and Santanita Suazo.  Her sisters include Martha Suazo (the wife of Art Cody Haungooah), Margie Naranjo, Candelaria Suazo, and Shirley Duran.  This is a round bowl.  It is fully polished and fired black.  There is a single medallion with a sgraffito hummingbird as the design.  The medallion is two-toned sienna.  They are very detailed for Mae’s work.  Separating them are triangular cloud designs.  The jar is signed on the bottom, “Mae Tapia”.  It is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration, or repair.