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Jody Naranjo is the granddaughter of Rose Naranjo, niece of Dr. Rina Swentzell, Dr. Tessie Naranjo, Professor Tito Naranjo, sculptors Michael Naranjo and Nora Naranjo-Morse and potters Jody Folwell and Edna Romero. She is the cousin of sculptor Roxanne Swentzell and potters Susan Folwell, Polly Rose Folwell, Dusty Naranjo and Forrest Naranjo. Masterfully executed with unequaled precision, her motifs and styling emerge from the pottery with their own signature verve - born from centuries-old techniques and tradition, actually re-defined by the groundbreaking artist. Naranjo, herself, continues to dig and process the clay from the land of her native Santa Clara Pueblo. Never using a wheel or kiln, the artist is overwhelmingly acknowledged as a true master of the art form, skillfully adhering to the traditional coil method and pit firing process perfected by her ancestors. Naranjo's work has earned placement in important permanent and private collections including the Museum of Indian Arts & Culture, and the Smithsonian, Heard, Panhandle-Plains, and Eiteljorg Museums. She was honored during her landmark appearance in Rhode Island on May 17, 2007 by Providence Mayor David Cicilline when he issued an Official Proclamation marking the occasion as "Jody Naranjo Day." Source

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