Published on June 25, 2013 by Amy
Mae Tapia-Suazo was born in 1956 into the Santa Clara Pueblo. Mae became interested in pottery making when she was about seven years old. Her mother, Santanita Suazo, was her inspiration. Santanita taught her daughter the fundamentals of pottery making and Mae continues the family tradition today.
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Mae specializes in handmade contemporary red on black miniature pottery. She carves a variety of designs including kokopelli, rabbits, lizards and creates some animal sculptures. Mae signs her pottery: Mae Tapia, Santa Clara. She is related to Shirley Duran, Margie Naranjo and Candy Suazo (sisters).