Santa Clara Pueblo
Dusty Naranjo was born in 1968 into the Santa Clara
Pueblo. She is the daughter of Bernice Naranjo.
Dusty learned how to hand coil traditional pottery when she was approximately
twenty years old. Dusty was inspired to learn the art of pottery making
by observing her Mother, and her Brother, Forest Naranjo, both well
know pottery artists from the Santa Clara Pueblo.
Dusty chose to continue hand coiling the sienna firing style, which
is a color in-between that of the traditional Santa Clara black and
red. The sienna style, or technique is the style the “Naranjo
Family” is well known for making.
This is a contemporary style started in the late 1960’s and early
1970’s, however, this style is now considered a staple style from
the Santa Clara Pueblo.
She gathers her natural pigments from within the hills of the Santa
Clara Pueblo and uses traditional methods while making her fine masterpieces.
Dusty etches animals, geometric designs, and symbols on her pottery
to add a bit of contemporary flare to her traditional pottery.
She signs her pottery as: Dusty.
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