Elijah Naranjo Smith

Elijah Naranjo Smith has been working with clay since 1999. In 2003 he won the Ron & Susan Dubin Native American Artist Fellowship Award from the School for Advanced Research. That allowed him to study the designs in the IARC collection and work on pottery in the SAR studios. He works with traditional clays and firing methods, producing brown, black and red combination pots with sgraffito designs.

Sgraffito butterfly and arrow design on a polished brown jar
Polished brown jar with sgraffito butterfly and arrow design
2 3/4 in H by 5 1/2 in Dia
Sgraffito fish and geometric designs on a polished brown jar
Polished brown jar decorated with sgraffito fish and geometric designs
5 1/4 in H by 5 1/4 in Dia
Pottery photos courtesy of Andrea Fisher Fine Pottery

Santa Clara Pueblo Potters