Barbara Gonzales

Barbara Gonzales (Tahn Moo Whe) was born in 1947 as the daughter of Anita Martinez, eldest granddaughter of Adam and Santana Martinez, eldest great-granddaughter of Maria Martinez. She grew up making pottery with her family during the development of San Ildefonso blackware. However, she is known for intricately carved red, black and polychrome bowls, inlaid coral and turquoise and her "good luck spider" motif.

Sgraffito floral design with inlaid turquoise and coral on a red plate
Red plate with sgraffito floral design and inlaid turquoise and coral
2 1/4 in H by 10 3/4 in Dia
Sgraffito medallion and geometric design on a polished black jar with sienna spots and inlaid coral and turquoise
Polished black jar with sienna spots, sgraffito medallion and geometric design and inlaid coral and turquoise
4 1/2 in H by 5 1/2 in Dia
Sgraffito avanyu, spider web and geometric designs plus inlaid coral and turquoise on a black seedpot with sienna spots
Black seedpot with sienna spots decorated with sgraffito spider web, avanyu and geometric designs plus inlaid coral and turquoise
1 3/4 in H by 2 3/4 in Dia
Inlaid stones and a feather and spider design on a black jar
Black jar with inlaid stones and sgraffito feather and spider designs
6 in H by 5 3/4 in Dia
Sgraffito spider design and inlaid stones on a black jar with a sienna rim
Sienna rim on a black jar decorated with sgraffito spider design and inlaid stones
1 1/4 in H by 2 3/4 in Dia
Sgraffito feather and avanyu design on a black jar with sienna spots and inlaid stones
Black jar with sienna spots and inlaid stones decorated with a sgraffito feather and avanyu design
2 1/2 in H by 4 in Dia
Pottery photos are courtesy of Andrea Fisher Fine Pottery