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Mae Tapia

Interested in pottery making since she was a young child, her inspiration was her mother, Santanita Suazo. Santanita taught her daughter the fundamentals of traditional pottery making, and Mae continues the family tradition today.
Her specialty is 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. Her sisters, Shirley Duran, Margie Naranjo and Candy Suazo are also fine potters.