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Artist's Profile
Tribal Affilation:
Santa Clara
She graduated from New Mexico Highlands University with A B.A. in psychology and has a Masters in Art Therapy.
Permanent Collections:
Methods and Style of Work:
Second Place - Pottery - Sgraffito, Black or Black Two-tone, 2004 SWAIA Indian Market
Third Place - Pottery - Sgraffito, Red or Red Two-tone, 2004 SWAIA Indian Market
Third Place - Pottery - Sgraffito, any other colors, 2005 SWAIA Indian Market
Signature or Hallmark:
About The Artist:
Dusty learned to make pottery from her mother although the potters in her extended family have all influenced her. She makes her
pottery in the traditional manner, collecting her own clay, polishing with a stone and firing traditionally. She incorporated abstract
lines and shapes with traditional southwest images. Dusty has perfected an intermediate firing that produces beautiful chocolate
brown and sienna colors. She uses the sgrafito technique of using steel blades to scrape through the outer dark layer into the slip
beneath that is still reddish in color. Cutting deeper exposes the tan of the clay body.
Dusty Naranjo
Other Information:
Friday, February 17, 2012
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