Martinez, Barbara – Small Jar with Carved Flower Designs
Barbara “Jo-Povi” Martinez (b. 1947) is a daughter of noted potter Flora Naranjo. She is the mother of Chris Martinez, Vickie Martinez, and Sammy Naranjo. She began making pottery in 1965 and learned from her mother. Each piece is coil built, carved, stone polished, and traditionally fired. This Jar is deeply carved with a flower pattern. It spirals around from the moth of the jar. It is very highly polished and fired a deep, glossy black. It is signed on the bottom in the clay, “Barbara Martinez”.