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Maria Martinez


Stephanie Edwards

on 11 January 2013

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Biography Sources After her marriage to Julian Martinez, Maria was asked to replicate some pre-historic pottery styles that had been discovered in an archaeological excavation of an ancient pueblo site near San Ildefonso. These excavations of 1908 and 1909, led by Dr. Edgar Lee Hewett, produced examples of many pre-historic pottery techniques. Dr. Hewett asked Maria, who already had a reputation in the pueblo for being an excellent pottery-maker, if she could make full-scale examples for the museum of the polychrome ware. Maria Montoya Martinez was a Native American artist who created internationally known pottery. Martinez, her husband Julian, and other family members used traditional Pueblo pottery styles and techniques to create pieces that reflected the Pueblo people’s legacy of fine artwork and crafts. Maria's fascination with pottery-making started at a young age, when she would watch her aunt making pots, after her chores were done. Although many women in the pueblo knew how to make pottery, by Maria's time it was no longer a necessary part of daily life. Inexpensive Spanish tinware and Anglo enamelware had replaced traditional containers and cooking pots. In many ways, the art of pottery making was facing extinction. Fortunately, Maria's interest and willingness to experiment with techniques prevented this from occurring. (1887-1980)
San Ildefonso Black on
Black Avanyu Vase . N.p.. Web. 10 Jan 2013. <http://www.mariapottery.com/>.
. Wikipedia. N.p., 07 decem 2012. Web. 10 Jan 2013. <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maria_Martinez
. N.p., n.d. Web. 10 Jan 2013. <http://www.mariajulianpottery.com/mariamartinezbio.html>. Martinez was from the San Ildefonso Pueblo, New Mexico. At an early age, she learned pottery skills from her aunt. During this time, Spanish tinware and Anglo enamelware had become widely available in the Southwest. This made the creation of traditional cooking and serving pots much more unimportant. Traditional pottery making techniques were being lost, but Martinez and her family experimented with different techniques and helped preserve the cultural art. (1887-1980) - San Ildefonso Redware Pot Maria Martinez
Black-ware pottery For many years, Maria and Julian produced their pottery together while raising a family and carrying out traditional duties for the pueblo. It was then that Maria and her husband, Julian, began an artistic collaboration that would last throughout their lives together. (1887-1980) - San Ildefonso Black on Black Geometric Pot (1887-1980) and Popovi Da (1921-1971) - San Ildefonso Polychrome Jar (1887-1980) - San Ildefonso Polychrome Pots (1887-1980) and Popovi Da (1921-1971) - San Ildefonso Black on Black Feather Jar (1887-1980) and Popovi Da (1921-1971) - San Ildefonso Black on Black Gunmetal Geometric Plate (1887-1980) and Julian Martinez (1885-1943) - San Ildefonso Black on Black Geometric Plate (1887-1980) - San IIdefonso Polychrome Bowl (1887-1980) and Popovi Da (1921-1971) - San Ildefonso Black on Black Jar
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