Museum of New Mexico Press


The Legacy of Maria Poveka Martinez

Richard L. Spivey, Author

Maria, the potter of San Ildefonso (1887-1981), is not only the most famous of Pueblo Indian potters but she ranks among the best of international potters. More than any other artist, Maria Martinez brought 'signatures' to Indian art. She and other members of her family revived a dying art form and kindled a renaissance in pottery for all the Pueblos.


"Spivey tracks Martinez's rise from obscure potter to world-renowned ceramicist. The simple design of Maria's black-on-black pottery evokes the sleek, unadorned objects d'art of the Art Deco period."
-The Wall Street Journal

Trim: 12" x 9"

Pages: 224

Illustrations: 198 four-color plates, documentary photographs


American Indians (I)

American West/Southwest


Cloth $60.00


Paperback $29.95