Johnathan Naranjo

  • Pueblo of Santa Clara, New Mexico
  • Pottery

I'm an artist who likes to display the essence and beauty of Pueblo Native life in the Southwest. My pottery is a traditional Santa Clara Pueblo trade created by using techniques and materials passed down from generations of family before me. My artwork gleams with shine, decorated with a red colored design on a surface that looks warm with black and brown. I use a sharp blade to carve at the surface of my pottery to create a window to a world only seen by those in the Southwest.

Sample of Work

"Matachines" - one of few dances shared by both Hispanic and Pueblo Natives.

"Matachines" - one of few dances shared by both Hispanic and Pueblo Natives.

4.5" x 8.5' x 8.5"

Pottery

Hopi Maidens & Kiva

Hopi Maidens & Kiva

4.5" x 8.75" x 8.75"

Pottery

Pueblo Importance - Small seed pottery shows 3 main sources of food importance. Farming, deer, and fish.

Pueblo Importance - Small seed pottery shows 3 main sources of food importance. Farming, deer, and fish.

2.25" x 4.5" x 4.5"

Pottery