Santa Clara Pueblo
Madeline E. Naranjo and Adrian Garcia are full blooded
Native American Indians. Madeline was born in 1971 and Adrian was born
in 1973. They are both members of the Santa Clara-Tewa Pueblo.
They were both taught the fundamentals of hand coiling traditional pottery
using the methods of their ancient ancestors. They were also influenced
by many of their family members to continue a long lived family tradition.
Julie Gutierrez also had a big impact on their decision to become artisans.
Madeline & Adrian have been working together as a team since 1989.
Madeline & Adrian specialize in hand coiling traditional Santa Clara,
but adding their unique contemporary flare. They gather their clay from
within the grounds of the Santa Clara Pueblo. They clean, mix, hand
coil, shape, etch, polish, and fire their pottery, outdoors with horse
The designs they chose to create are those of nature scenes, because
of the respect and the love they both have for the planet and all that
it has to offer.
They are related to the following artists: Effie Garcia (mother) and
Madeline Naranjo (grandmother).
They sign their pottery as: Adrian Garcia & Madeline E. Naranjo,
-1992 Santa Fe Indian Market 1st place
-1994 Santa Fe Indian Market 3rd place
-1995 Santa Fe Indian Market 3rd place
-1996 Santa Fe Indian Market 3rd place
-1997 Santa Fe Indian Market Honorable Mention
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