Haungooah, Dean

Haungooah, Dean

Dean Haungooah creates traditional Pueblo patterns with a contemporary look. He specializes in miniatures and uses clay only from Santa Clara Pueblo.

Dean is the son of award-winning potters Art Cody (Kiowa) and Martha Suazo, He was orphaned early, and his aunts and uncles lovingly raised him. Still, it was his grandfather who encouraged him to make pottery.

When Dean finishes a new pot, he turns its fate over to another power. “You say a little prayer, then start your fire and leave it to the traditional elements."