Martinez, Maria – Large Jar with Rain and Plant Designs (Maria + Santana, 1954-6)

8"w x 6"h

$ 3,800.00

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.  

Maria Martinez Signatures