Dolores Curran is the daughter of the late potter Ursulita Naranjo and the sister of well-known miniaturist Geri Naranjo. She was married to San Juan potter Alvin Curran who passed away in 1999. While Dolores' work is mostly in the Santa Clara style, her designs have been influenced by San Juan design. Dolores most typically works in the "cream on red" style. A little known fact is that she needs to paint each piece at least four or five times before her designs achieve the degree of opacity she wants.