Naranjo, Madeline – Red Jar with Five Flowers
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 is deeply carved with five flowers. Take a closer look and each flower consists of eight petals, so there are 40 separate carved and stone polished petals! The jar was traditionally fired to a red coloration. 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”.