The Dr. Samuel R. Poliakoff Collection of Western Art

at the Abbeville County Library System, Abbeville, SC

Filters: Popovi Da
Black on Black Gunmetal Bowl
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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