Artist Media Series
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 seedpot is coil-built and fully polished. It is etched with a single medallion. There is a Mimbres lizard surrounded by a feather pattern. The piece is signed on the bottom, “Mae Tapia”. It is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration, or repair.