Stephanie is best known for her creative yet traditional Cochiti storytellers, figures and nativity sets. She continues the Cochiti heritage of figurative pottery which dates back to the late 19th century. Lacking the polished sophistication of many modern storytellers, Stephanie’s work is a direct descendent of the wonderful (and often bizarre) Cochiti figurative art of 100 years ago.
She is the sister of Ada Suina, another fine traditional Cochiti potter.
Stephanie has won numerous awards at Santa Fe Indian Market. She and her work have been featured in several magazine articles and a recently published children’s book. Additionally, she is one of the few potters with a college degree.