Art Cody, Haungooah

Art Cody (1943-1985) was a Kiowa man who met and married Marie Suazo of Santa Clara Pueblo in Fort Worth, Texas. She was there for college, he was stationed there with the US Air Force. When he was discharged, he moved to his wife's home at Santa Clara. There he learned the Santa Claran methods of the traditional art of making pottery.

Art later went to school at Cameron College in Lawton, OK, the University of New Mexico and the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, graduating from IAIA with an Associate of Fine Arts degree. He learned pottery making, silversmithing, jewelry making, painting, stone sculpture and bronze making along the way.

Art specialized in small seed pots decorated with very fine sgraffito designs. As he once said, "I can make twice the amount of money by making miniatures. There’s a bigger demand for miniatures, and they’re not that time consuming, because there’s a smaller area to work with."

Art's son, Dean Haungooah, carries on his fine tradition, although Dean now lives on the Navajo Nation.

Sgraffito eagle and geometric design on a black seed pot
Black seed pot decorated with a sgraffito eagle and geometric design
2 in H by 1 3/4 in Dia
Mixed media bear-shaped piece with polished red sgraffito geometric design and red micaceous slip plus feathers
Mixed media sculptural bear with inlaid stones, red micaceous slip and a polished red surface decorated with sgraffito geometric design plus feathers
4 1/2 in H by 8 in Dia

Santa Clara Pueblo Potters