Vickie Martinez

Vickie Martinez
Vickie Martinez

Vickie Martinez (Koe-Sawe, meaning: Buffalo Steps) was born into Santa Clara Pueblo in 1967. She learned the fine art of making pottery the traditional way from her mother, Barbara Martinez, and her grandmother, Flora Naranjo and has been producing pottery on her own since 1983. In the late 1980's she worked a bit with Teresita Naranjo and Stella Chavarria to take her pottery making to another level.

Potters Sammy Naranjo and Chris Martinez are her brothers.

Vickie specializes in traditional carved redware and blackware jars, bowls and wedding vases. She signs her work: Vickie Martinez, Santa Clara Pueblo.

Avanyu design carved into a black wedding vase
Black wedding vase carved with avanyu design
10 1/4 in H by 5 1/4 in Dia
Avanyu design carved into a red wedding vase
Red wedding vase carved with avanyu design
11 in H by 5 3/4 in Dia
Avanyu and feather design carved into a black jar
Black jar carved with avanyu and feather design
6 3/4 in H by 5 1/4 in Dia
Avanyu and feather design carved into a polished red jar
Polished red jar carved with avanyu and feather design
12 1/2 in H by 10 1/4 in Dia
Avanyu and feather design carved into a red jar
Red jar carved with avanyu and feather design
11 in H by 10 1/2 in Dia
Avanyu design carved into a polished red jar
Polished red jar carved with avanyu design
4 in H by 5 1/4 in Dia
Avanyu design carved into a red jar
Red jar carved with avanyu design
6 1/4 in H by 8 1/2 in Dia
Avanyu design carved into a red jar
Red jar carved with an avanyu design
3 1/2 in H by 5 1/4 in Dia
Feathers and an avanyu design carved into a red jar
Polished red jar carved with feathers and an avanyu design
13 in H by 9 1/2 in Dia
Avanyu design carved into a gunmetal black jar
Gunmetal black jar carved with avanyu design
4 3/4 in H by 6 1/4 in Dia
Feather and avanyu design carved into a large black jar
Large black jar carved with an avanyu and feather design
11 3/4 in H by 10 in Dia
An avanyu design carved into a black jar
Black jar carved with an avanyu design
4 in H by 5 3/4 in Dia
An avanyu and cloud design carved into a black jar
Black jar carved with an avanyu and cloud design
4 1/2 in H by 6 1/4 in Dia
Avanyu and feather design carved into a red jar
Red jar decorated with a carved feather and avanyu design
4 3/4 in H by 4 1/4 in Dia
An avanyu design carved into a red jar
Red jar decorated with a carved avanyu design
5 in H by 5 1/4 in Dia
Feather and avanyu design carved into a black jar
Black jar decorated with a carved avanyu and feather design
7 in H by 5 1/4 in Dia
An avanyu design carved into a red wedding vase
Red wedding vase decorated with a carved avanyu design
10 1/2 in H by 6 1/2 in Dia
An avanyu design carved into a red wedding vase
Red wedding vase decorated with a carved avanyu design
10 1/4 in H by 6 3/4 in Dia
Upper right photo courtesy of Penfield Gallery of the Indian Arts
Pottery photos courtesy of Andrea Fisher Fine Pottery