Joseph and Eunice Naranjo
Joseph G, and Eunice Naranjo are talented potters from Santa Clara. They specialize in hand coiled, carved black pottery. Working with traditional forms and techniques, Joseph creates immaculate designs that are extremely well polished to a natural high sheen. The surfaces are smooth and even. His work is definitely traditional, but sometimes has contemporary overtones. His clay is dug from the surrounding areas of the pueblo, then mixed, hand formed, burnished, and traditionally fired outside. Joseph has received numerous awards for his magnificent work. I love talking with him about tradition – as he is so proud of carrying on the work of their ancestors. He is such a skilled potter.