Naranjo, Gracie – Jar with Carved Mountains and Clouds (1990s)
Gracie Naranjo (1938-2002) was married to Edward Naranjo, a son of Christina Naranjo. She was known for her highly polished pottery. This bowl is round in shape and it is carved around the center. There are mountain and cloud designs. Note how she used the negative space from the rim as part of the design, much like the work of Christina Naranjo or her daughters. It is deeply carved and highly polished. It is signed on the bottom in the clay, “Gracie Naranjo”. It is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration, or repair.