Naranjo, Nicolasa – Three Sided Bowl with Rain and Lightning Designs (1970s)
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. The bowl has three sides and it painted with a complex rain and lightning design. The bowl is highly polished and fired a glossy black. It is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair. It is signed on the bottom in the clay, “Nicolasa”.