Melony Gutierrez is Sammy Naranjo's "significant other." Melony has long been known as an excellent basket weaver, she learned her pottery skills through working with Sammy.
Her specialty seems to be carved black turtles with sgraffito designs, sienna spots and inlaid stones, something Sammy also used to do before he met Melony. I've seen both their signatures on a few turtles. I've also seen her signature on a few of his trademark black jars.