Naranjo, Madeline – “Avanyu Trails and Rain Clouds” Jar

3.25"w x 3.5"h

$ 300.00

This is a classic water jar by Madeline Naranjo.  Did you know that every piece is a pinch pot? Unlike most other Pueblo potters, she does not coil build her pottery, but each piece starts out as a ball of clay and she “pinches” it into its form.  That is quite a process!  This water jar has a fluted rim and a carved band around the body of the jar.  There is a band of clouds over a water serpent.  The jar has a striking contrast between the polished and matte surface. Madeline’s matte areas are sanded and perfectly smooth so that there are no indentations or areas where the matte might make a shadow.  Her designs are always innovative and beautifully executed.  The jar is signed on the bottom.