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Madeline Naranjo, "Sarafina Tafoya Memorial Award" at Santa Fe Indian Market, 2018

Madeline Naranjo is a granddaughter of Madeline Naranjo. She is known for her deeply carved pottery which is thin-walled and contrasts matte and polished areas to accentuate the designs.  Each piece is coil or pinch built, carved and stone polished.  They are traditionally fired outdoors to create the black coloration.

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Naranjo, Madeline – Clouds and Corn Jar

Madeline Naranjo creates beautifully carved and polished pottery.  Each piece is coil built, stone polished and traditionally fired.  This jar has tall sides and carved in four sections. The design is clouds (matte) over the corn (polished).  The carving is deep and the remainder of the piece is fully polished.  The contrast of the matte and polished surfaces works perfectly. Madeline’s matte areas are sanded and perfectly smooth so that there are no indentations or areas where the matte might make a shadow.  Her designs are always innovative and beautifully executed.  The jar is signed on the bottom.

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$ 340.00
Naranjo, Madeline – Red Jar with Carved Hummingbirds & Flowers

Madeline Naranjo creates beautifully carved and polished pottery.  Each piece is coil built, stone polished and traditionally fired.  This jar has flat sides and it is fully carved. The designs are hummingbirds and flowers.  However, note how the designs continue to flow across the surface of the jar as it is turned.  The is always more difficult than simply making designs in a series of four panels. The hummingbirds are matte while the flowers and other designs are polished.  The contrast of the matte and polished surfaces works perfectly. Madeline’s matte areas are sanded and perfectly smooth so that there are no indentations or areas where the matte might make a shadow.  Her designs are always innovative and beautifully executed.  The jar is signed on the bottom.

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$ 375.00
Naranjo, Madeline – Water Jar with Butterflies

Madeline Naranjo creates beautifully carved and polished pottery.  Each piece is coil built, stone polished and traditionally fired.  This jar has a classic water jar shape with the wide shoulder and elongated neck.  There are deeply carved butterflies as the design encircling the piece.  The alternate between matte and polished surfaces.  The remainder of the jar is fully polished.  The contrast of the matte and polished surfaces works perfectly. Madeline’s matte areas are sanded and perfectly smooth so that there are no indentations or areas where the matte might make a shadow.  Her designs are always innovative and beautifully executed.  The jar is signed on the bottom.

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$ 325.00
Naranjo, Madeline – Square Neck Jar with Double Avanyu

Madeline Naranjo creates beautifully carved and polished pottery.  Each piece is coil built, stone polished and traditionally fired.  This jar has a tall shape with a squared neck.  The piece is carved with two avanyu on the sides.  Each avanyu is polished and the tongues are matte.  The remainder of the jar is fully polished.  The contrast of the matte and polished surfaces works perfectly. Madeline’s matte areas are sanded and perfectly smooth so that there are no indentations or areas where the matte might make a shadow.  Her designs are always innovative and beautifully executed.  The jar is signed on the bottom.

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$ 280.00
Naranjo, Madeline – Jar with Avanyu and Clouds

Madeline Naranjo creates beautifully carved and polished pottery.  Each piece is coil built, stone polished and traditionally fired.  The jar here is a classic shape with a wide shoulder and short neck. Around the neck are carved clouds which are matte.  Below the shoulder is a carved avanyu (water serpent), which encircles the piece.  The shoulder and the area below the avanyu are both polished.  Note how her matte sections are sanded and perfectly smooth so that there are no indentations or areas where the matte might make a shadow.  Her designs are always innovative and beautifully executed.  The jar is signed on the bottom.

$ 225.00
Naranjo, Madeline – Seed Jar with Parrots

Madeline Naranjo creates beautifully carved and polished pottery.  Each piece is coil built, stone polished and traditionally fired.  This is a taller seed jar. There are four parrots deeply carved into the clay.  The bodies of each bird are matte, while the tail feathers and beak are polished.  In the center of each is a carved birdwing.  The area separating the birds is also polished.  Note how her matte areas are sanded and perfectly smooth so that there are no indentations or areas where the matte might make a shadow.  Her designs are always innovative and beautifully executed.  The jar is signed on the bottom.

$ 375.00
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