Madeline Naranjo, Santa Clara Pueblo Potter
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Madeline Naranjo, Santa Clara Pueblo, had been an active potter since the mid-1930s. She won many awards for her blackware pottery, including numerous ones from Santa Fe Indian Market, the New Mexico State Fair, and the prestigious Governor's Award.
Adobe Gallery first met Madeline Naranjo and her daughter, Frances Siow, in the early 1980s when we were purchasing pottery from both. We sold their pottery at the Albuquerque gallery for at least 20 years. The last Santa Fe Indian Market that she participated in was in 1994 during which she was awarded a ribbon for a carved bowl.
Madeline Naranjo (1916-2020) was the wife of Jose G. Naranjo; mother of Fedel Naranjo, Frances Siow and Joseph Naranjo. She was known for her carved blackware bowls, jars, plates, and engagement baskets with carved designs going up the handles.
Reference: Southern Pueblo Pottery: 2,000 Artist Biographies by Gregory Schaaf.
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