Naranjo, Madeline – Jar with Double Avanyu & Square Neck

3.5"w x 5"h

$ 550.00

Madeline Naranjo creates beautifully carved and polished pottery.  Each piece is pinch-built, carved, stone polished, and traditionally fired.  She is one of the few Santa Clara potters who create pinch pottery instead of coil-built vessels.  This jar has a round body and a square neck.  It is fully carved with a double avanyu (water serpent) design. One of the avanyu is polished and the other is matte.  The are intertwined around the entire jar. The tongue of the polished one becomes a lightning design around the neck of the jar.  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”.