Polychrome Miniature by Dolores Curran - Santa Clara Pueblo

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Dolores Curran is the sister of potter Geri Naranjo and mother of Ursula Curran.  Delores began making pottery at a very early age.  Dolores is originally from Santa Clara, but when she married, she moved to San Juan Pueblo.  

Dolores has long been known for her miniatures in a buff on red style of pottery. The talent in miniature works has been handed down from Ursula. She has also been creating San Juan style pieces which were inspired by the work of her husband, Alvin. 

Each piece is incised with designs which are then slipped with various clays or stone polished and then traditionally fired outdoors.  Dolores does not copy or record her designs as she wants to make each work more original.