Martinez, Pauline – Oval Jar with Mountain Designs

3.5" long x 3"w x 3"h

$ 300.00

Pauline Martinez is a daughter of noted potter Cresencia Tafoya (1918-99) and a sister of Harriet Tafoya, Annie Baca, and Mark Tafoya. Although she was born in Santa Clara Pauline married and moved to San Ildefonso.  This is a classic piece of her pottery with a sharp shoulder and sloping sides.  The jar is oval in shape.  It is painted with mountain and cloud designs.  The jar was then traditionally fired a glassy black.  It is signed on the bottom in the clay, “Pauline”.  It is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration, or repair.