Lupita Martinez, San Ildefonso Pueblo Potter
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San Ildefonso Pueblo is famous for its blackware pottery vessels. Lupita Martinez was most known for her collectible black-on-black bowls, jars and bird figurines.
This amazing effort to revive the historic blackware technique was led by famous potter Maria Martinez who added a flair of her own Lupita Martinez (1918- 2006). Maria's husband Julian added another layer of liquid clay design thus creating a more modern version called black-on-black. Lupita Martinez became part of this revival since was a niece of Maria and Julian Martinez through marriage to the son of Julian's brother, Louis Martinez.
Lupita Martinez (1918- 2006) was active in pottery making from 1935 until the 1980s.
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