Naranjo, Madeline – Double Avanyu Jar Square Bowl
Madeline Naranjo creates beautifully carved and polished pottery. Each piece is coil built, stone polished and traditionally fired. This bowl is square in shape. It is fully carved with a double avanyu (water serpent) design. Note how it is a continuous design and not just four panels of carved imagery. The two avanyu are intertwined. One is polished and one is matte. They meet on opposite sides. Note how the two sides without the avanyu heads have the appearance of mountains! Madeline has also added some more lightly incised designs of clouds and wind onto the rim of the bowl. Her 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, “Madeline Naranjo”.