Martinez, Maria – Plainware Black Fired Plate “Maria Poveka”, 1950’s

6.75" diameter

$ 1,000.00

In the 1950s Maria Martinez created a series of pieces that were simply stone polished with no design.  As she primarily made the pottery and polished it this was fitting with the other pieces of her career.  This small plate is fully polished on the front and matte on the back.  It was fired to a glassy black coloration which has almost a mirror-like appearance!  It is signed in the clay, “Maria Poveka”.  This is a combination of her Anglo and Tewa names.  Her name, “Poveka” means “Water Lilly”.  The plate is in very good condition with no chips, cracks, restoration, or repair.

Maria Martinez Signatures