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Maria and Julian Plates

Thursday, June 1, 2017 8:48 PM

Today we are going to share a set of plates made by Maria and her husband, Julian, that are really unique. How unique?  Well, what would you think if I told you that Maria made several sets of plates that were intended to be used as dinnerware?

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Maria Martinez, The Potter of San Ildefonso

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 10:51 AM

Maria Martinez, The Potter of San Ildefonso

We have, over the years, put together a great collection of Maria's work. She was an icon and a role model for so many Pueblo potters. Anyone who is a serious, or even casual pottery collector, should have one of Maria's pieces. She was a gentle, talented woman who was happy to share her work with the world. She did not have a particularly happy life. She lost her husband early on, her son died at a young age and her grandson, Tony Da, probably the most talented potter in the family, had a motorcycle accident that seriously affected him, ending his pottery career. He died soon after that. 

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