The cornflower is perhaps the most recognized symbol of this renowned Native American artist. The piece stands about 5.5" tall and measures about 7.5" across at the widest part. Condition: There is a tiny chip on the rim as pictured, otherwise the vase in great condition. Juanita Suazo Dubray (born 1930) is a Native American potter from Taos Pueblo, New Mexico.She is a lifelong resident of Taos Pueblo and descends from an unbroken line of Taos Pueblo natives. Her mother Tonita made traditional micaceous pottery for utilitarian use. She became interested in the micaceous pottery tradition in 1980 after a career of working as a pharmaceutical technician. She started making micaceous pottery at the age of 50 with the encouragement of a neighbor who gave her some clay. When she first started making pottery she made one-of-a-kind micaceous pots using different ancient designs and symbols. Eventually she began using more contemporary designs and symbols on her pots, making them out of both micaceous and white clay. She added an element of sculpture, producing many pieces with icons of corn, turtles, lizards, and kiva steps in relief. Her original corn design has become her most recognized symbol. She also often includes traditional ornamentation of rope fillets, tool-impressed rims and loop handles on her pots. Juanita has also produced sculptured objects including nativity scenes and storyteller dolls.
Juanita has attended numerous shows and exhibitions including the Santa Fe Indian Market, Denver Indian Market, the San Ildefonso and San Juan Pueblo Eight Northern Indian Markets among others. In 1988 she received first place in the San Ildefonso Eight Northern Indian Market. In 1994 she was designated a Master Potter by the School of American Research and was invited to attend the schools Micaceous Pottery Artists Convocation. She was one of ten master micaceous potters to attend.
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The item "JUANITA SUAZO DUBRAY NATIVE AMERICAN ART POTTERY TAOS PUEBLO CORNFLOWER VASE" is in sale since Thursday, June 11, 2020. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Native American\ US\1935-Now\Pottery". The seller is "thegyngy" and is located in Los Angeles, California. This item can be shipped to North, South, or Latin America, all countries in Europe, Australia, Japan, New Zealand.