Desideria Montoya Sanchez was a sister of noted potter Maria Martinez. She often worked with her husband Donicio, who painted some of her pottery. Three of her five children, including Juanita Roybal, Pilar Aguilar, and Santiago Sanchez, did not continue in the pottery-making tradition. However, Santiago’s wife, Angelita Sanchez is a well-known potter. She also created elegant black-on-black pottery, but her forms and painted designs are distinctly different from those of Maria & Julian.