This young potter learned from her mother, Geri Naranjo, also an honored miniature potter.
Monica has amassed an impressive list of awards, starting when she was a teenager. This perfectly formed little vase shows why.
Beautifully shaped, and made just like large black pots, this wee jar is made of hand-gathered, -mixed, -coiled, -smoothed, -carved, pit-fired, and stone-polished clay.
The carving is flawlessly clean and clear.
The featured design is Kokopelli, the life-bringer, who blows the seeds that become all living beings, through his pipe.
The other patterns include many versions of stepped designs, indicating the hoped-for blessing of rain, to help the seeds flourish.
Together, the design means blessings and good luck; ample crops mean enough to eat, and happiness, good health and prosperity.
All in barely an inch!
Perfect for pottery lovers in cramped quarters, doll house or miniature collectors, or anyone who admires tiny, meticulously fashioned versions of the big guys.