Naranjo, Madeline – Red Jar with Carved Hummingbirds & Flowers
Madeline Naranjo creates beautifully carved and polished pottery. Each piece is coil built, stone polished and traditionally fired. This jar has flat sides and it is fully carved. The designs are hummingbirds and flowers. However, note how the designs continue to flow across the surface of the jar as it is turned. The is always more difficult than simply making designs in a series of four panels. The hummingbirds are matte while the flowers and other designs are polished. The contrast of the matte and polished surfaces works perfectly. 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.