Santa Clara Pueblo/ Taos Pueblo
Edna (Naranjo) Romero’s given name is K”apovi . She is a member of a long line of Naranjo family potters. All of the artists in this family are very talented and collectable – they are considered one of the premier families of potters at Santa Clara. She is the daughter of potter Rose Naranjo, and sister of Rina Swentzell, Tessie Naranjo, Tito Naranjo, Jody Folwell, Dolly Naranjo, Michael Naranjo and Nora Naranjo-Morse. She is the aunt of Roxanne Swentzell, Jody Naranjo, Susan Folwell, Polly Rose Folwell, Dusty Naranjo and Forrest Naranjo. What a family lineage this is!
Edna Romero began winning juried competitions in 1986 and had continued to win ever since, whether it is Indian Market in Santa Fe or Eight Northern Pueblos Arts and Crafts Show. Most recently she participated in the 2015, 2016, and the 2017 Santa Fe Indian Market with Rowena Gibson, her daughter.
Although she is from Santa Clara Pueblo, Edna lives at Taos and makes pottery using micaceous clay. Her beautiful pieces reflect the long history of pottery in the Southwest from the use of the clay material, to the firing with the smoke clouds caused by the cottonwood and cedar chips. Her pottery has an overall visual simplistic beauty.