Jody Naranjo

Jody Naranjo
Jody Naranjo

Jody Naranjo is a contemporary potter (using traditional methods) who was born into Santa Clara Pueblo in 1969. She learned the ancient art from her mother and other female relatives (among them her aunt Jody Folwell and cousin Roxanne Swentzell). She was selling her pottery at the New Mexico History Museum at the age of 15 and attended the Institute of American Indian Arts at 19. At 23 she took the First Place ribbon for Contemporary Sgraffito at Santa Fe Indian Market and her career was off and running. Since then she has earned a long list of top awards at the nation's leading venues, including the highly coveted "Best of Show" award at the Eiteljorg Museum Indian Market, along with scores of First Place, Best of Division and Best of Class awards at the Santa Fe Indian Market, Eiteljorg Museum and the Heard Museum Guild Indian Fair and Market.

Sgraffito geometric design on a small brown bowl
Small brwon nowl with sgraffito geometric design
1 1/2 in H by 3 3/4 in Dia
Sgraffito turtle design on a brown jar
Brown jar with sgraffito turtle design
3 in H by 2 1/4 in Dia
Sgraffito geometric design on a brown jar with triangular opening
Brown jar with triangular opening and sgraffito geometric design
1 3/4 in h by 2 1/4 in Dia
Sgraffito hunter and rabbit design on a brown jar
Brown jar with sgraffito hunter and rabbit design
7 3/4 in H by 5 1/4 in Dia
Sienna spots and sgraffito medallion design on a brown jar
Brown jar with sienna spots and sgraffito medallion design: Women in Windows
9 1/4 in H by 4 1/2 in Dia
Sgraffito design of women holding pots decorates a polished red jar
Polished red jar decorated with a sgraffito design of women holding pots
8 in H by 5 in Dia
Sgraffito new Mexico Churches and geometric design on a brown jar
Brown jar with sgraffito New Mexico Churches and geometric design
5 in H by 5 in Dia
Sgraffito Women Potters and geometric design on a brown jar with an organic opening
Organic opening on a brown jar decorated with sgraffito Women Potters and geometric design
4 3/4 in H by 4 3/4 in Dia
Sgraffito animal and flower design on a sienna jar
Polished sienna jar decorated with a sgraffito animal and flower design
8 1/4 in H by 6 1/2 in Dia
Sgraffito pronghorn and geometric design on a sienna jar
Sienna jar decorated with a sgraffito pronghorn and geometric design
4 1/4 in H by 7 in Dia
Photo of Jody Naranjo courtesy of Brown University
Pottery photos courtesy of Andrea Fisher Fine Pottery