Naranjo, Madeline – Red Jar with Five Flowers

3"w x 3.5"h

$ 400.00

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 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”.