Kevin Naranjo, “Turquoise Mountain”, was born into the Santa Clara Pueblo in 1972. He was inspired to learn and continue the long lived tradition of hand coiling pottery at the age of 10 back in 1982, by his family and his love for nature. Kevin specializes in the hand coiled black/sienna Santa Clara sgrafitto style pottery, almost always with a wildlife theme reflecting his interest in hunting and fishing.
He learned to pot from his grandmother, Ursalita Naranjo and from his mother, the noted potter Geri Naranjo. His sister is Monica Naranjo Romero. Among his many awards are a “Best of Division” at the 1999 Santa Fe Indian Market 2018 Honorable Mention (3rd Place).
Kevin gathers his own clay from the sacred grounds within Santa Clara Pueblo. He hand mixes, coils, shapes, crafts, and fires his pottery the traditional way, outdoors. Kevin signs his pottery as: Kevin Naranjo, Santa Clara Pueblo, or Kevin Naranjo SCP.