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Maria and Santana Martinez Blackware Plate

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Maria and Santana Martinez Blackware Plate

SKU: 900134693

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$1,200.00

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D334 - Maria and Santana Martinez Blackware Plate
Maria Martinez (1887-1980) is arguably the most famous potter that ever lived. Maria learned the art of pottery making from her aunt. Inspired by ancient pottery sherds left behind by her ancestors, Maria and her husband revived lost techniques to create some of the finest Pueblo pottery ever made. Maria is known the world over for the "gun-metal" finish she achieved with her blackware by her polishing techniques. She rose to a status and acclaim never before nor since achieved by any Pueblo potter. She worked with her husband Julian, who created all the painted designs until his death. After Julian passed, their daughter-in-law, Santana Martinez (1902-2002), painted designs for the pottery that Maria created. Maria also collaborated with her son, Popovi Da (1922-1971), This black-on-black pottery plate is decorated with a feather design. This is a one of a kind item which has been hand-coiled and hand-painted. CA 1950. One of a kind. Measures 5 1/4" diameter.
$1,200.00