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The Living Tradition of Maria Martinez #2020

The Living Tradition of Maria Martinez One of the great figures in modern pottery and crafts Maria Martinez along with her husband Julian perfected the magnificent burnished black ware which is prized by collectors and museums througho

  • Title: The Living Tradition of Maria Martinez
  • Author: SusanPeterson
  • ISBN: 9780870114977
  • Page: 467
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Living Tradition of Maria Martinez By SusanPeterson, One of the great figures in modern pottery and crafts, Maria Martinez, along with her husband, Julian, perfected the magnificent burnished black ware which is prized by collectors and museums throughout the United States and Europe.Recipient of the Western Heritage Award, The Living Tradition of Maria Martinez chronicles the life and work of this major Native American artiOne of the great figures in modern pottery and crafts, Maria Martinez, along with her husband, Julian, perfected the magnificent burnished black ware which is prized by collectors and museums throughout the United States and Europe.Recipient of the Western Heritage Award, The Living Tradition of Maria Martinez chronicles the life and work of this major Native American artist from the rediscovery of the ancient black on black pottery technique and its perfection to Martinez s rise to prominence In this intimate portrait, Susan Peterson traces the development of Maria s talent and vision, and records her success in passing on traditional Indian pottery techniques to the next generations The 200 color and 140 black and white photographs amply document the techniques, the pueblo ambience, and the Martinez family s signature pieces.This book is the culmination of the author s thirty year association with Maria and her family And as the only major book about her since Alice Marriott s classic work in 1948 reprinted in 1987 , its return to print will be welcomed by the thousands of collectors, craftspeople, and historians throughout the country.

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    1. This book is a bit of an antique, written in 1977 when the famous potter of San Ildefonso was in her nineties The author spent many weeks with Maria Martinez and her family at their New Mexico pueblo home documenting the creation of their fine black pottery Much of the book focuses on the processes involved in the potters craft, from harvesting clay in the foothills of Black Mesa to the firing of finished pieces in open fire smothered with horse dung Hundreds of black and white and color plates [...]

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