Fine Pueblo Pottery
INDIVIDUAL SANTA CLARA POTTERY
This beautiful, large vase was hand-made by Vicky Martinez and Candelaria Suazo of the Santa Clara Pueblo in Northern New Mexico. Ms. Martinez is the daughter of Barbara Martinez and sister to Chris Martinez. She is well known for her deeply carved vases and bowls. She does beautiful work that is symmetrical and finely polished. Ms. Suazo is the sister of well-known potters, Mae Tapia, Margie Naranjo, Shirley Duran and Martha Haungooah (deceased). She is also a noted potter famous for her sgraffito blackware jars, bowls and figures. This lovely vase was made using traditional Native American methods. It is beautifully polished all around. The vase was made by Vicky Martinez. The entire top of the piece has been intricately carved by Candelaria Suazo with two butterflies on either side of the neck and hummingbirds on opposite sides. There is an avanyu or water serpent encircling the top of the hip along with a kokopelli or flute player and other traditional designs. The piece measures approximately 7 3/4 inches tall and 9 inches wide. This piece is a true show stopper!! The piece is signed, "Candelaria Suazo Santa Clara Pueblo". It is in excellent condition and has no chips, cracks, nicks or hairlines.