Naranjo-Garcia, Sharon – Jar with Carved Feathers and Avanyu

7"w x 7.5"h

$ 550.00

Sharon Naranjo Garcia (b. 1951) is a granddaughter of Christina Naranjo.  She learned to make pottery from her grandmother and is known for her traditional style of pottery. This jar is a classic Santa Clara shape with a round shoulder and sloping neck.  The neck is carved with a feather pattern and stone polished.  The central band is fully polished and carved with a flowing avanyu.  Note how she uses the negative space of the lower section to accentuate the flow of the avanyu around the jar.  It is fired a deep black.  The bowl is signed on the bottom in the clay, “Sharon Naranjo Garcia”.  It is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration, or repair.