Martinez, Maria – Wide Black Plainware Bowl “Maria Poveka”, 1950’s
In the 1950’s Maria Martinez created a series of pieces which 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 wide bowl is very highly polished and it is fired a dark black. The bowl is signed in the clay, “Maria Poveka”. This is a combination of her Anglo and Tewa names. Her name, “Poveka” means “Water Lilly”. It is in very good condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.
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