At the turn of the century, San Ildefonso Pueblo potters, Maria Martinez and her husband, Julian, rediscovered and refined the process of making black pottery. Maria's legacy continued in the work of Adam and Santana (her son and daughter-in-law). Both were known for their traditional black on black pottery with "well-formed shapes, careful finishes, and skillful designing techniques." This perfection in works is a reflection of Santana's fine designing talent evident in bowls for Maria from 1943 to 1980. Today, Barbara Gonzales and her family continue the Maria and Julian, Adam and Santana legacy.
As San Ildefonso Pueblo's second online gallery, Sunbeam Indian Arts offers high quality native clay pottery handbuilt by the artists. The work of Barbara Gonzales and her family from San Ildefonso Pueblo can be seen and purchased through this website.
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Sunbeam Indian Arts
San Ildefonso Pueblo
RR 5 Box 304 A
Santa Fe, NM 87506
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