Naranjo, Madeline – “Flowers and Butterfly” Lidded Bowl
Madeline Naranjo is known for her creative carved pottery. 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. This jar is entitled, “Flowers and Butterfly”. The bowl has carved flowers around the side. Each flower is carved with eight petals The bowl itself is also fully polished. The lid is sculpted in the shape of a butterfly. The wings are polished and painted black-on-black. The piece is deeply carved and very highly polished. There is a striking contrast between the polished and matte surfaces. Madeline’s designs are always innovative and beautifully executed. The bowl is signed on the bottom, ‘Madeline E. Naranjo”.