Aguino, Martina – Incised Bowl with Star Designs (1950’s)
Martina Aguino began making pottery in the late 1930s period. This bowl is a classic Potsuwi’i revival with the red polished rim and base and the center band is incised. The designs are very precisely etched into the clay. The lines create star and rain patterns. 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 were the foundation of these new potters.