Naranjo, Madeline – “Bears Strength” Bowl
This is an intricate seed 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 piece is entitled, “The Bear’s Strength is Returned to the Pueblo”. The bowl is carved with four bears, each with a heartline. They are each standing on a Pueblo cloud design. It is a very intricately carved bowl for the size and the entire piece is fully polished. Madeline’s designs are always innovative and beautifully executed. The bowl is signed on the bottom.