Naranjo, Johnathan – Lidded Bowl with Bears and Dragonflies
This lidded bowl by Johnathan Naranjo captures the motion of three bears. The bears are standing in the river and one is catching a fish. They are surrounded by dragonflies. Check out the exceptional detail in the fur on the bears! The piece is fully polished with the top carved section matte. The lid is also matte. The coloration of the jar is derived from the firing technique. The various shades of red and tan are achieved by lightly scraping away layers of polished surface! This is a very difficult technique but visually is striking. Johnathan has won numerous awards for his pottery. The piece is signed on the bottom in the clay.