Historic Pottery

Maria Martinez black-on-black feather plate

Maria Martinez Pottery

Maria Martinez (1887-1980) was a renowned potter from San Ildefonso Pueblo in New Mexico, known for her exceptional skills in creating black-on-black pottery. Along with her husband, Julian Martinez, they revitalized the traditional pottery techniques of the San Ildefonso Pueblo and played a significant role in the development of Native American pottery as an art form.