Marie Suazo, Santa Clara Pueblo, Marie is the granddaughter of Rosita Velarde; daughter of Teresa Gutierrez; sister of Carol Velarde, Ivan Gutierrez, Doris Tenorio, Earl Gutierrez, and Tony Gutierrez, Jr. Suazo. Marie Suazo has been a consistent award winner at Santa Fe Indian Market since 1990 and she has been referenced and published in numerous books and articles. She is a very accomplished potter. Marie took a three-year break following the loss of her husband, who was her helper. Now she is back in the business and doing everything by herself, and she is doing an outstanding job. Suazo is accomplished at firing black and red pottery with equal efficiency. Many potters at Santa Clara Pueblo produce black carved pottery but few achieve the deep cuts into the pottery wall that Suazo does. Additionally, to offset the design, she faintly outlines the edges of the cuts with a thin matte black line. Such a simple outline of the design greatly enhances its visual impact.