Santa Clara Pottery / San Ildefonso Pottery

Santa Clara / San Ildefonso Pueblo

Pueblo Pottery Maine presents both traditional and contemporary pottery by Santa Clara and San Ildefonso artists including Mary Cain, Mida Tafoya, Tina Diaz, Sammy Naranjo, Stella Chavarria, Victor and Naomi Eckleberry, Bernice Naranjo, Barbara Martinez, Martin Moquino, Corn Moquino, Denise Chavarria, Forrest Naranjo, Ron Suazo, Dusty Naranjo, Eric Sunbird Fender, Lois Gutierrez, Alice Martinez, Sharon Naranjo Garcia, Martha Appleleaf, Madeline & Adrian Naranjo, Linda Cain, Marilyn Martinez, Glenda Naranjo, Eugene Gutierrez, Gwen Tafoya, Goldenrod, Anna Archuleta, Ethel Vigil, Chris Martinez, Sherry Tafoya and Kevin Naranjo.

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by Chuck HallLois Gutierrez del la Cruz is of Pojoaque and Santa Clara heritage and works with polychrome plates, jars and bowls.

The pot at top is a nicely shaped polychrome pot with fine colors and solid graphics. A beautiful little pot of "love birds" measuring 4.25 inches tall by 4 inches wide. Your price $350 - Item #SC398  Includes Shipping! SOLD

Lois is the wife of Derek de la Cruz (who helps her with the outdoor firing and gathering the natural paints) and the daughter of Petra (Montoya) Gutierrez (Pojoaque) and Juan Isidro Gutierrez(Santa Clara). She is also the sibling of potters Godenrod (Gloria Garcia), Thelma Talachy and Minnie Vigil. She has won over 20 awards at the Santa Fe Indian Market since 1975in a number of divisions and categories,including Best of Show and the Katherine & Miguel Otero Award for Creative Excellence.

At right is a perfect seedpot by Lois with superb detail and solid colors. A classic example of her work at its best. This seedpot measures 4.5 inches tall by 5 inches wide. Your price $360 ~ Item #SC330. Click here for an enlargement.  Includes Shipping! SOLD

Lois has been published in many publications including Arizona Highways, American Indian Art Magazine, SWAIA Quarterly, New Mexico Magazine, Gregory Schaaf's "Pueblo Indian Pottery: 750 Artist Biographies"; "Fourteen Families in Pueblo Pottery" by Dillingham; Lillian Peaster’s "Pueblo Pottery Families"; and Stephen Trimble’s "Talking With The Clay".

Lois Gutierrez's work is widely collected for its very refined artwork and form utilizing beautiful graphics and rich, solid colors to create her fine pieces. A distinctive quality of her work is portraying various aspects of traditional Pueblo life including Pueblo dancers, everyday life scenes, human and animal interactions, and the occasional graphic statement pertaining to a Native American political perspectives.

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Sharon Naranjo Garcia has basically worked with clay her whole life creating plain and carved redware and blackware bowls, jars, melon bowls and wedding vases. She grew up on the Santa Clara Pueblo where she was taught by and assisted her famous grandmother, Christina Naranjo, from her earliest memories. Raised by her grandmother she was taught not only the traditional technique but the deep tradition and love that is the joy of creating these wonderful pieces of art. She has achieved numerous awards at different venues including the "Best of Show" award at the the Eight Northern Pueblo Show, winning the highest possible award in the show. Sharon' work is part of many fine collections such as the Heard Museum Collection; and is included in many of the best books on the pueblo pottery tradition including Dr. Gregory Schaaf's "Pueblo Indian Pottery: 750 Artist Biographies".

Sharon's work is of the finest quality hallmarked by crisp, sharp carving, deep polishing and individualized creative designs built upon the traditional. You can see her unique creativity in the pot above. The avanyu is so much more than a static graphic. The tongue moves forward with the serpent's breath before reaching the traditional triangle. This is not your standard carved redware with avanyu but a personal expression of spirit. A finest quality piece measuring 6.5 inches tall by 6.75 inches wide. Not a large piece by general standards but great in its presentation by a most creative and uniquely talented artist. Your price $995 ~ Item #SC424. Click here to see an enlargement. SOLD

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Copyright Paul LuiseMadeline Naranjo collaborates with Adrian Garcia to produce these beautiful pots. She is the granddaughter of Madeline Naranjo, one of Santa Clara's most well-known potters who began her career in 1935. Madeline is the daughter Anita and Joseph Naranjo.

The pot at right is a pot of Highest Quality employing a carved parrot motif using both polished and unpolished surfaces. The depth of the black polishing is pure Madeline, incredibly rich.In any collection this piece will be a star. The pot measures 6 inches tall by 5.5 inches wide. Buy this piece in Santa Fe for about $1,650 with an 8.1% sales tax plus shipping. Your price $1,300 ~ Item #SC441. Please click here to see an enlargement.  Includes Shipping! SOLD


The pot at left is a carved bear claw motif using both polished and unpolished surfaces. A bear and a bear paw with claws decorate this piece perfectly executed as always with deepest polish. The pot measures 3 inches tall by 4.5 inches wide. Your price $475 ~ Item #SC443. Please click here to see an enlargement.  Includes Shipping!



The pot at right, top, is an unpolished buffalo deep carved with highly deep black surface - a detailed carving with polished eye that reflects Madeline's carving expertise. This pot measures 3 inches tall by 3.5 inches wide - a very striking and unique piece. Your price $395 ~ Item #SC402. Click here to see enlargement. Includes Shipping!


Madeline's work is included in Lillian Peaster's "Pueblo Pottery Families",Gregory Schaaf's "Pueblo Indian Pottery 750 Artist Biographies" and an increasing number of periodicals and other publications.

At left is a very nice pot with Avanyu. This piece was bought from a private collection, is several years old and in excellent condition. It measures 3 inches tall by 4 inches wide. Your price $330 ~ Item #SC233 Includes Shipping!

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