Martinez, Anita – Black and Sienna Bowl (1970s)
Anita Martinez was a granddaughter of Maria Martinez and a daughter of Santana & Adam Martinez. She was the mother of noted potter Barbara Gonzales and grandmother of Cavan Gonzales. This is an unusual piece of her pottery, as it is black and sienna. The body of the jar is highly polished. The rim has a micaceous clay slip which has been two-toned sienna. It is a striking coloration combination and the bits of mica add to the strength of the sienna coloration in contrast to the deep black. It is signed on the bottom in the clay “Anita Martinez”. It is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration, or repair.