Naranjo, Nicolasa – Large Wedding Vase with Clouds (1960s)
Nicolasa Naranjo was a daughter of potter Tomasita Tafoya Naranjo and a niece of Margaret Tafoya. She created a wide variety of pieces over the years of her pottery career, including polychrome pieces as well as black-on-black pottery. This is one of her classic wedding vases. The piece has a round body and elongated spouts. It is fully polished and painted on both sides with a classic cloud and rain pattern. It is more complex than some of her later pottery. It is fired black and it is in very good condition with no chips, cracks, restoration, or repair. It is signed on the bottom in the clay, “Nicolasa”.