Martinez, Santana & Adam – Large Gunmetal Jar with Feather & Storm Designs
This large jar by Santana and Adam Martinez is one of the more dynamic pieces of their pottery we have seen in years. Adam was the youngest son of Maria Martinez, and Santana (his wife) painted Maria’s pottery in the 1940-50s. The entire surface of this is fully polished. The design was then painted around the top shoulder of the jar. It is a feather pattern alternating with a storm design. The painting by Santana is exceptional. The pot was fired very gunmetal in coloration with works well for the larger size and the shape. 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!