The Dr. Samuel R. Poliakoff Collection of Western Art

at the Abbeville County Library System, Abbeville, SC

Black on Black Gunmetal Bowl
Black on Black Plate
Black on Black Jar
Black on Black Jar (#14)
Maria Martinez (1887–1980) and Popovi Da (1922–1971)— San Ildefonso Pueblo

Martinez began potting with her son Popovi Da in the mid-1950s and continued working with him until his untimely death. He was a brilliant ceramicist creating new designs and was the first to etch designs, and add turquoise stones and heshi or shell beads to a pot’s surface.


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