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Martina Aguino began making pottery in the late 1930s period. This bowl is incised with a complex cloud and flowing lightning design. The bowl combines both carved and incised designs. The rim and base are both fully polished a deep red. The designs are cut into the clay and then highlighted with clay slips. It is signed on the bottom, “Martina Aguino”. The bowl is in very good condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.
Martina continued the revival in the 1960s. This new era in San Juan pottery, much as at the other Pueblos in this period, focused on a refinement of the earlier styles. Incised Potsuwi’i style along with the more graphic polychrome incised designs was the foundation of these new potters.