Geri Naranjo

Geri Naranjo
Geri Naranjo

The sister of Dolores Curran, Geri Naranjo has been producing traditional pottery since 1975. She was born in 1952 and her mother, Ursalita Naranjo, began teaching her to work with clay in 1962. She began exhibiting in 1980 and won many awards between 1980 and 1998, including Best of Division three years in a row at Santa Fe Indian Market. She is best known for her miniature sgraffito-inscribed black pots. Geri suffered a stroke in 1998 and can no longer make her miniatures. Thankfully she taught her daughter, Monica Naranjo Romero, and son, Kevin Naranjo, how to make pottery the traditional way and her daughter is now making miniatures while Kevin is producing incredible incised black bowls and jars.

Sgraffito feather and avanyu design on a polished black seedpot
Polished black seedpot with sgraffito feather and avanyu design
1 1/2 in H by 2 1/4 in Dia
Sgraffito avanyu design on a miniature black jar with a sienna rim
Miniature black jar with a sienna rim and sgraffito avanyu design
 
Sgraffito avanyu design on a miniature black seed pot with a sienna top
Miniature black seed pot with a sienna top and a sgraffito avanyu design
1/2 in H by 1 in Dia
Sgraffito feather, avanyu and geometric design on a miniature black jar
Miniature black jar decorated with a sgraffito avanyu, feather and geometric design
2 in H by 2 in Dia
Pottery photos courtesy of Andrea Fisher Fine Pottery