Kevin Naranjo, “Turquoise Mountain”, was born into the Santa Clara Pueblo in 1972. He was inspired to learn the traditional art of hand coiling pottery at the age of 10, by his family. His love of nature was a great inspiration for his design work. He learned to pot form his grandmother, Ursalita Naranjo and from his mother, the noted potter Geri Naranjo. His sister is Monica Naranjo Romero.
Kevin specializes in the hand coiled black/sienna Santa Clara sgraffito style pottery, usually with a wildlife theme reflecting his interest in hunting and fishing.
He 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 has won many awards at the 1999 Santa Fe Indian Market, and at the Gallup Indian Ceremonial.
Kevin signs his pottery as: Kevin Naranjo, Santa Clara Pueblo, or Kevin Naranjo SCP. He also includes the traditional Santa Clara bear paw into nearly all his work.