Martinez, Santana & Adam – Bowl with Feather Designs (1970’s)
This bowl by Santana and Adam Martinez is a smaller but classic piece of their pottery. Adam was the youngest son of Maria Martinez, and Santana (his wife) painted Maria’s pottery in the 1940-50’s. The entire surface of this is fully polished. The design was then painted around the top shoulder of the bowl. It is a classic feather pattern encircling the piece. The bowl was traditionally fired to a very dark black appearance. It is signed on the bottom in the clay, “Santana + Adam”. It is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair. Definitely a classic piece!