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Green-on-Black Jar by Martha Appleaf Fender, San Ildefonso

Martha Appleleaf learned to make pottery from her mother, Carmelita Vigil Dunlap. Her brother, Carlos Dunlap, and sisters, are also well known pottery. Her son, Erik Fender, continues the family tradition of making pottery. Martha would watch her aunts, Maria Martinez and Desideria Montoya. During her early years she experimented, making green on red pots like her uncle, Tsa-Pe, and cream on red pots like her other uncle, Albert Vigil.