Tapia, Mae – Bowl with Butterfly and Hummingbird (1990s)

3.75"w x 3.5"h

$ 400.00

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 larger piece of her pottery.  It is fully polished and etched with a butterfly on one side and a hummingbird on the other.  They are separated by cloud, rain, and lightning designs. The piece was traditionally fired red.  It is signed on the bottom, “Mae Tapia”.  It is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration, or repair.