Candelaria Suazo

Candelaria Suazo
Candelaria Suazo

Candelaria Suazo was born into Santa Clara Pueblo in the late 1950's and learned the fundamentals of traditional pottery making from her mother, Santanita Suazo. Dolores Curran and Geri Naranjo, her aunts, also had a hand in her learning. She's been producing pottery since 1987. Today she specializes in sgraffito two-tone styles.

Sgraffito feather design on a black seedpot with sienna rim
Black seedpot with sienna rim and sgraffito feather design
1 3/4 in H by 3 1/4 in Dia
Sgraffito butterfly and geometric design on a black bear with sienna spot
Black bear with sienna spot plus sgraffito butterfly and geometric design
2 in H by 3 in Dia
Sgraffito butterfly and geometric design on a red seedpot
Red seedpot with sgraffito butterfly and geometric design
2 in H by 2 1/4 in Dia
Sgraffito rabbit, Yei and geometric design on a black jar with sienna spots
Black jar with sienna spots and sgraffito rabbit, Yei and geometric design
1 3/4 in H by 2 1/2 in Dia
Sgraffito rabbit, hummingbird and Yei medallions with geometric design on a polished black jar with sienna spots
Polished black jar with sienna spots and sgraffito rabbit, hummingbird and Yei medallions plus geometric designs
3 1/2 in H by 5 in Dia
Sgraffito rabbit, feathers and bird element design on a polished black jar with sienna spot
Polished black jar with sienna spot and sgraffito rabbit, feather and bird element design
1 1/2 in H by 2 in Dia
Sgraffito avanyu, hummingbird and geometric design on a polished black jar
Polished black jar with sgraffito avanyu, hummingbird and geometric design
1 1/4 in H by 2 3/4 in Dia
Sgraffito butterfly and quail medallions on a red bowl
Red bowl with sgraffito butterfly and quail medallions
1 1/2 in H by 2 1/4 in Dia
Sgraffito dancer, butterfly, hummingbird and geometric design on a black jar with sienna spots
Sienna spots on a black jar decorated with sgraffito dancer, hummingbird, butterfly and geometric design
3 3/4 in H by 5 1/4 in Dia
Sgraffito hummingbird and butterfly designs on a black wedding vase
Black wedding vase with sgraffito butterfly design on one side and sgraffito hummingbird design on the other, both sides with feather and geometric designs
7 in H by 7 in Dia
Sgraffito avanyu, butterfly and geometric design on a black jar with a sienna rim
Sienna rim on a black jar with sgraffito butterfly, avanyu and geometric design
3 1/2 in H by 5 1/4 in Dia
Sgraffito hummingbird, butterfly, feather and geometric design on a black jar with a sienna rim and sienna spots
Black jar with sienna rim and sienna spots plus a sgraffito hummingbird, butterfly, feather and geometric design
2 1/4 in H by 3 1/4 in Dia
Sgraffito avanyu, hummingbird and geometric design on a black jar with a sienna spot
Black jar with a sienna spot and a sgraffito hummingbird, avanyu and geometric design
2 in H by 1 3/4 in Dia
Sienna rim on a black jar with a sgraffito avanyu design
Sgraffito avanyu design on a black jar with a sienna rim
2 1/4 in H by 1 1/2 in Dia
Sgraffito avanyu, butterfly and geometric design on a black seed pot with a sienna rim
Sienna rim and sienna spots on a black seed pot with a sgraffito avanyu, butterfly and geometric design
1 3/4 in H by 2 in Dia
Sgraffito butterfly, feather, avanyu and geometric design on a black seed pot with sienna spots
Sienna spots on ablack seed pot decorated with butterfly, avanyu, feather and geometric design
1 1/2 in H by 3 in Dia
Sgraffito geometric designs surround hummingbird and Yei sienna medallions on a black wedding vase
Black wedding vase decorated with sienna sgraffito hummingbird and Yei medallions surrounded by geometric designs
7 1/2 in H by 7 in Dia
Sienna spot and sgraffito hummingbird and avanyu design on a black seed pot
Black seed pot with a sienna spot and sgraffito avanyu and hummingbird design
2 in H by 2 in Dia
Sgraffito feather design on a black seed pot with a sgraffito feather design
Black seed pot with a sienna rim and sgraffito feather design
1 3/4 in H by 2 1/4 in Dia
Sienna spot and sgraffito butterfly and geometric design on a black seed pot
Black seed pot with a sienna spot and sgraffito butterfly and geometric design
1 1/2 in H by 2 1/4 in Dia
Sienna spot and sgraffito butterfly, hummingbird, Yei and geometric design on a black seed pot
Black seed pot decorated with a sienna spot and sgraffito butterfly, Yei, hummingbird and geometric design
3 1/2 in H by 5 in Dia
Sienna spot and sgraffito hummingbird, avanyu and geometric design on a black seed pot
Black seed pot with a sienna spot and sgraffito avanyu, hummingbird and geometric design
1 3/4 in H by 2 1/4 in Dia
Sienna spots and sgraffito butterfly, hummingbird, avanyu and geometric design on a black seed pot
Black seed pot with sienna spots and deocrated with a sgraffito butterfly, avanyu, hummingbird and geometric design
3 3/4 in H by 4 3/4 in Dia
Sienna spots and sgraffito hummingbird, cloud, kokopelli, feather and geometric design on a black seed pot
Black seed pot with sienna spots and decorated with a sgraffito hummingbird, kokopelli, cloud, feather and geometric design
3 1/2 in H by 5 in Dia
Photos courtesy of Andrea Fisher Fine Pottery

Santa Clara Pueblo Potters