Anita Martinez

San Ildefonso Pueblo

Anita Martinez (c. 1920s-1992) was the daughter of Adam and Santana Martinez, granddaughter of Maria Martinez and mother of Kathy Pino and Barbara Gonzales. Among her siblings were George Martinez and Viola Sunset Cruz.

She grew up in the heart of a pottery making dynasty, learning the ancient art from her parents and grandparents and passing it on to her daughters. Anita's work consistently earned her ribbons at the Santa Fe Indian Market and she was featured in several exhibitions, the first one being in 1974. She seems to have enjoyed making lidded black jars.

Anita signed her pieces "Anita Martinez" with a raincloud symbol nearby.

Geometric design on a lidded black on black jar
Lidded black on black jar with geometric design
9.75 in H by 6 in Dia
Polished black and brown lidded jar
Brown and black lidded jar
4.5 in H by 6.25 in Dia
Kiva step lid on an oval black box
Oval black box with a kiva step lid
4.75 in H by 6.25 in Dia
Sienna rim on a plain black jar
Plain polished black jar with a sienna rim
6.25 in H by 6.25 in Dia
Plain polished lidded black jar Lidded polished black jar
6 in H by 4.5 in Dia
 Black jar with a sienna rim and spots
A sienna rim and spots on a polished black jar
4.75 in Dia by 3 in H

San Ildefonso Pueblo Potters