Maria Martinez: Pueblo Potter (Picture-Story Biographies)

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Describes the life and accomplishments of the Pueblo Indian woman who made pottery in the traditional way of her people and achieved renown as an artist

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Grade 3-5-- Maria Martinez was a potter who accidentally discovered a technique to create black pottery that became famous worldwide. Until then, her light-colored pottery featured modern versions of ancient Anasazi Indian designs. Her husband experimented with decorations, and eventually was able to put his designs on the black pots, creating the famous "black-on-black" style for which Martinez is best known today. Although she died in 1980, the San Ildefonso Pueblo people she taught are still creating the unique style today. Abundantly illustrated with black-and-white photos of Martinez, her husband, and their pots, this book actually focuses more on the pottery than on its creators. Readers learn how the pots were created, fired, and painted, but little about the woman herself. --Lisa Mitten, University of Pittsburgh, PA
Copyright 1993 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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