Cruz, Helen Marmajo – Plate with Incised Clouds and Rain (1930s)
This is one of the only pieces we have had by Helen Marmajo Cruz (1904-1992). She was married to Frank Cruz and the mother of Teresita, Frances, and Senaida Cruz. The plate is polished red on the back and it is the early 1930s color of clay. The front is incised with a rain and cloud pattern. The designs are highlighted with red and white clay slips. It is signed on the back, “Helen M. Cruz”. It is in good condition with no chips, cracks, restoration, or repair. There is a stain on the front. According to the census, she was no longer making pottery by 1950.