Naranjo, Kevin (b. 1972)
Naranjo, Marian Rose (b. 1950)
Kevin Naranjo and Maria Rose Naranjo worked together on pottery in the late 1980s and early 1990s. Marian made and polished the pottery while Kevin etched the designs. The shapes of their pottery are wonderful with thin walls and a very highly burnished surface. This is a larger piece of their work. It has a male and female deer realistically etched into the clay. Behind them is a pueblo scene along with mountains and trees. The detail is always exceptional in Kevin’s designs. After it was fired and designed, it was then two-toned so that it is black-and sienna. Highlighting various areas on the bowl makes them stand out. This piece is from 1994 and it is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair. It is signed, “Kevin Naranjo and Maria Rose”. It has a Second Place Ribbon from the 1994 Santa Fe Indian Market. The judges were R. Pardington and Dextra Quotskuyva. Their collaborative work can also be found at museums, such as the Denver Art Museum.