Naranjo, Johnathan – Seedpot with Koshari and Pueblo Scene
This is an intricate seedpot by Johnathan Naranjo. The top is etched with a very complex Pueblo scene. The buildings are lightly etched into the clay. On top of one in the center are four figures. In front, there are two women approaching the pueblo with water jars on their heads. Around the piece is etched with corn designs along with cloud and rain symbols. On the back of the seedpot there are two Koshari clowns etched into the clay. Below them are two ears of corn. The coloration of the seedpot 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, “Johnathan Naranjo”.