Famed Pueblo potters, Lela
Naranjo Gutierrez (1895-1966) and her husband Van (c1870-1956)
tested many ideas in pottery making, but only when they developed
a decorative scheme featuring earth colors on a matte background
did they achieve one, which was an enduring success.
Bold curvilinear designs on
a neutral tan or beige became the base for a new Santa Clara
Their children Margaret and
Luther carried on the tradition.