[Master Potter, 1969]




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Photograph of a pottery display at the Texas Tech Museum taken on April 18, 1969. The accompanying caption tucked behind the photograph states "MASTER POTTER -- Madeline Naranjo, who began learning the ancient art of potter in her native Santa Clara Pueblo when she was 6 years old, demonstrate her skill Friday before informal audiences numbering about 300 at the West Texas Museum. After the afternoon session, she fired the pottery in an 'open' kiln behind the museum. The black pottery she makes was known to her trive in the 1700s, and the firing method she uses is almost the same one as that of her ancestors -- metal substituted for sandstone in the fire and dry manure now used to smother the flames in place of the dead vegetation used before the Indians had domestic animals. With her at Texas Tech was her son, Fidel, right, and her grandson, Fidel Jr. Her demonstration was a part of the Focus on the Arts of Texas Tech's International Center for Arid and Semi-Arid Land Studies. The pots she made Friday were presented to Texas Tech for museum display. (Tech Photo) 42-4-18-60"




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