Swentzell, Roxanne (b. 1962)
Roxanne Swentzell (b. 1962) continues to be one of the pivotal Pueblo artists, and her work continues to be among the most dynamic and innovative in contemporary figurative pottery. She is a granddaughter of Rose Naranjo, a niece of Nora Naranjo-Morse, Michael Naranjo and Jody Folwel. She is a cousin to Jody Naranjo, Susan Folwell, Forrest Naranjo, and others. She is part of one of the most innovative families at Santa Clara Pueblo. Roxanne has won numerous awards for her work, along with being the subject of several museum exhibitions and books, such as “Women Potters: Transforming Traditions”.
Roxanne’s first public exhibition was at Santa Fe Indian Market in 1984. In 1994, she won the Santa Fe Indian Market Creative Excellence in Sculpture award. Her sculptures have shown at the White House and currently show in many museums and galleries. A few of her collections include works at the Smithsonian, Cartier in Paris, and Santa Fe Convention Center.