Artist Media Series
Rose Naranjo is the matriarch of one of the amazing families at Santa Clara Pueblo. Descendants range from Roxanne Swentzell, Jody Folwell, Susan Folwell, Johnathan Naranjo, Rose Simpson, Nora Naranjo-Morse, and many others! It is not often that we come across her pottery. This is a piece that was purchased directly from her in the 1980s. The jar is made from micaceous clay, for which she was famous. There are dark clouds on the surface from the firing. It is a simple but striking example of her pottery. The piece is signed on the bottom, “Rose”. It is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration, or repair. It is a unique piece by this influential matriarch.