Kevin, Joseph, & Eunice Naranjo
Santa Clara

As Above, So Below

10 1/2" H x 5 1/2" D

Kevin Naranjo, “Turquoise Mountain”, was born into the Santa Clara Pueblo in 1972. He was inspired to learn and continue the long lived tradition of hand coiling pottery at the age of 10 back in 1982, by his family and his love for nature.

Kevin specializes in the hand coiled black/sienna Santa Clara sgraffito style pottery, almost always with a wildlife theme reflecting his interest in hunting and fishing.

He learned to pot form his grandmother, Ursalita Naranjo and from his mother, the noted potter Geri Naranjo. His sister is Monica Naranjo Romero. Among his many awards are a "Best of Division" at the 1999 Santa Fe Indian Market and a "Best of Pottery" and the 1992 Gallup Indian Ceremonial.

Kevin gathers his own clay from the sacred grounds within Santa Clara Pueblo. He hand mixes, coils, shapes, crafts, and fires his pottery the traditional way, outdoors. Kevin signs his pottery as: Kevin Naranjo, Santa Clara Pueblo.

Joseph G. Naranjo is a potter from Santa Clara Pueblo, and is assisted by his wife Eunice Naranjo. He specializes in handcrafted pinched and coiled pottery. His work is traditional with contemporary overtones. Working with traditional forms and techniques, Joseph creates immaculate designs. His work is pristine and magnificently polished to a high sheen. In the tradition of his ancestors, raw materials are taken from surrounding areas of the pueblo, and then mixed, hand formed, burnished, and traditionally fired outside.

Joseph has received numerous awards on occasions for his work, some of these include: -New Mexico State Fair 2013, Best of Show in Pottery -Indian Market 2013, Honorable Mention -Indian Market 2011, Second place -New Mexico State Fair 2010, Honorable Mention -Indian Market 2009, First Place -Eight Northern Indian Pueblo Council 2007, First and Second Place -Indian Market 2007, Best of Division, First and Third Place -Indian Market 2005, Best of Division, First and Second Place

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