H x 3" D
Madeline E. Naranjo was born
in 1971 as a member of the Santa Clara-Tewa Pueblo. She was taught
the fundamentals of hand coiling traditional pottery using the
methods of their ancient ancestors.
She was influenced by many
of her family members to continue a long lived family tradition.
Julie Gutierrez also had a big impact on her decision to become
Madeline has been making pottery
since 1989. She specializes in hand coiling traditional Santa
Clara but adding her unique contemporary flare.
She gathers the clay from
within the grounds of the Santa Clara Pueblo. Then she cleans,
mixes, hand coils, shapes, etches, polishes, and fires her pottery
outdoors with horse manure.
The designs she chooses to
create are those of nature scenes, because of the respect and
the love she has for the planet and all that it has to offer.
She is related to the following
artists: Effie Garcia (mother) and Madeline Naranjo (grandmother).
She signs her pottery as: Madeline E. Naranjo, SCP.
-1992 Santa Fe Indian Market
-1994, 95, 96, 97 Santa Fe Indian Market various ribbons
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