Pottery Pot Handmade & Painted Black & Green Patterns, Signed Martha.

  • $549.99 CAD

Pottery Pot Handmade and Painted with Black and Green Patterns, Native American, Signed Martha.

You Are Looking at a Beautiful Masterpiece Signed By Infamous Native American Potter Martha Appleleaf.

Born in San Ildefonso Pueblo on November 3, 1950, Martha Appleleaf is the daughter of Carmelita Dunlap (a niece of Maria Martinez) and sister of Carlos Dunlap. Martha learned the art of making pottery from her mother, who won an unprecedented 20 First Place Ribbons at the Santa Fe Indian Market. Carmelita's mother died when Carmelita was very young and she was raised by her aunts Desideria Montoya and Maria Martinez. They immersed her in the world of pottery making, teaching her everything they knew. The family members worked together in producing their unique pottery art. They share labor, as well as the technique involved in gathering and preparing the clay, building, sanding, polishing, painting, and firing. Carmelita was considered Maria's last direct protege until she died in 2000. Martha Appleleaf grew up making pottery with her mother and her siblings. She still makes pottery with her siblings and has also passed the art on to her son, Erik Fender.

She Was The First Artist Honoured With The Southwestern Association for Indian Arts’ New Traditional Pueblo Pottery Award.

Item Code - CER9D420PVC

Width: 6 1/4"  Height: 4 1/2"  Depth: 6 1/4"  Weight: 555 g

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