Chris Martinez

Santa Clara Pueblo potter Chris Martinez
Chris Martinez

Chris Martinez is a traditional potter from Santa Clara. He learned the traditional art from his grandmother, Flora Naranjo, his mother, Barbara Martinez, and his sister, Vickie Martinez. He likes to make larger pottery than most contemporary Santa Clara potters.

After working as a firefighter for the US Forest Service for more than 20 years, Chris recently retired.

Avanyu and geometric designs carved into a black jar
Black jar carved with avanyu and geometric designs
6 3/4 in H by 10 1/4 in Dia
Avanyu and geometric designs carved into a black jar
Black jar carved with avanyu and geometric designs
8 in H by 13 1/2 in Dia
Avanyu and feather design carved into a tall neck black jar
Tall neck black jar carved with avanyu and feather design
12 1/4 in H by 10 in Dia
Avanyu design carved into a black jar
Black jar carved with avanyu design
6 3/4 in H by 13 1/4 in Dia
Avanyu and feather design carved into a black jar
Black jar carved with avanyu and feather design
8 in H by 8 1/4 in Dia
Sun face carved into a black plate
Black plate carved with sun face
1 1/4 in H by 9 1/2 in Dia
Avanyu and geometric design carved into a black jar
Black jar carved with avanyu and geometric design
7 1/4 in H by 13 3/4 in Dia
Avanyu design carved into a black jar
Black jar carved with an avanyu design
5 1/2 in h by 8 in Dia
Feathers and an avanyu design carved into a tall black jar
Tall black jar carved with feathers and an avanyu design
11 1/2 in H by 9 3/4 in Dia
Feather and avanyu design carved into a polished red jar
Polished red jar carved with feather and avanyu design
11 1/4 in H by 9 3/4 in Dia
Avanyu design carved into a black bowl
Black bowl decorated with a carved avanyu design
5 1/2 in H by 10 in Dia
Geometric design carved into a red bowl
Red bowl carved with geometric designs
5 3/4 in H by 11 1/4 in Dia
Avanyu and geometric design carved into a red jar
Red jar carved with avanyu and geometric design
6 1/4 in H by 8 in Dia
Avanyu and geometric design carved into a black jar
Black jar carved with an avanyu and geometric design
7 in H by 10 1/4 in Dia
Feather and avanyu design carved into a tall black jar
Tall black jar carved with a feather and avanyu design
11 1/2 in H by 10 in Dia
Avanyu and feather design carved into a red jar
Red jar carved with avanyu and feather design
11 1/2 in H by 10 in Dia
Kiva step and feather design carved into a black jar
Black jar carved with a feather and kiva step design
4 1/2 in H by 8 in Dia
Avanyu and geometric design carved into a black jar
Black jar carved with an avanyu and geometric design
5 3/4 in H by 8 in Dia
Water and avanyu design carved into a black jar
Black jar carved with a water and avanyu design
8 1/4 in H by 13 1/2 in Dia
Geometric design carved into a black jar
Black jar decorated with a carved geometric design
6 3/4 in H by 8 1/4 in Dia
A geometric design carved into a low-shouldered black jar
Low-shouldered black jar carved with a geometric design
4 3/4 in H by 8 1/4 in Dia
Avanyu and geometric design carved into a black jar
Black jar carved with an avanyu and geometric design
7 1/4 in H by 10 in Dia
Feather and avanyu design carved into a tall red jar
Tall red jar decorated with a carved feather and avanyu design
10 3/4 in H by 10 in Dia
Feather and avanyu design carved into a black seed pot
Black seed pot carved with a feather and avanyu design
4 in H by 6 3/4 in Dia
Photos courtesy of Andrea Fisher Fine Pottery