Naranjo, Madeline – “Sun and Clouds” 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 bowl is fully carved with sun face designs on two sides and rain clouds on the other two sides. The clouds have lightning extending upward and rain extending downward. 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”.