Martinez, Maria – Large Jar with Rain and Plant Designs (Maria + Santana, 1954-6)
This is a classic gunmetal-fired bowl by Maria Martinez. It was made by Maria Martinez and painted by her daughter-in-law Santana Martinez (the wife of Adam Martinez, Maria’s son). The jar has a high, sharp shoulder and sloping neck. The neck of the jar has plant, rain, and cloud designs. The jar is fired a glossy black with some areas of gunmetal coloration. It is signed on the bottom in the clay, “Maria + Santana”. The jar is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration, or repair. It’s great to see larger pieces by Maria and Santana with creative shapes and designs.