Martinez, Maria – Jar with Rain and Lightning Designs (1930’s)
This is a classic round jar by Maria Martinez and her husband, Julian. Maria would make the pottery and Julian would paint the design. This jar has a very round shape and a slight neck. The design painted on the shoulder is a cloud, rain, and lightning pattern. It has a striking stylistic pattern using extended lines, half-circles and open space imagery. The jar has a highly polished surface and a slight gunmetal appearance. The piece is signed on the bottom in the clay, “Marie + Julian”. It is in very good condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair. It’s always great to see early work by Maria and Julian in such good condition.