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This tall jar by Johnathan Naranjo captures his unique style of sgraffito and etching on his pottery. The jar is fully polished with a narrow base, round shoulder, and turned-out rim. The jar has butterflies around the neck in various styles. The center of the jar has larger, more realistic butterflies etched into the clay. They are flying above flowers. The detail on each butterfly is exceptional. The lighter red areas are where Johnathan has lightly etched away the polished surface, but not deep enough to reveal the tan clay coloration. It is a delicate process but one that is distinctive to his pottery style. The jar was fired a brown coloration and there are variations of brown across the surface. It is signed on the bottom in the clay, “Johnathan Naranjo”. It is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration, or repair. It was made in 2016. Johnathan has won numerous awards for his pottery and Johnathan is definitely one of the young potters to watch!