Marvin and Frances Martinez

Marvin Martinez
Marvin Martinez

Marvin Martinez was born into San Ildefonso Pueblo on September 9, 1964, son of Viola Sunset Cruz, grandson of Adam and Santana Martinez, great-grandson of Maria Martinez. Marvin has said he learned a lot about life from his great-grandmother but as it was his grandparents who raised him, he learned about pottery making from them. Today he and his wife Frances carry on the black-on-black tradition of the Martinez family.

There is an interview with Marvin and Frances and their son, Marvin Lee, where they demonstrate how they make their pottery, from first mixing the clay through to painting a piece just before firing. They talk about the shapes and designs and the family. Marvin even shows some of the original drawings and artwork he has from Julian. The video was live-streamed in August, 2020.

Avanyu design on a black on black jar
Black on black jar with avanyu design
2 1/2 in H by 3 1/2 in Dia
Avanyu design on a black on black jar
Black on black jar with avanyu design
2 in H by 3 1/4 in Dia
Feather and rain cloud design on a black on black jar
Black on black jar with feather and rain cloud design
2 1/4 in H by 3 1/2 in Dia
Avanyu design on a black on black jar
Black on black jar with avanyu design
1 3/4 in H by 2 1/2 in Dia
Avanyu and feather design on a black on black jar
Black on black jar with avanyu and feather design
4 1/2 in by 9 in Dia
Avanayu design on a black on black jar
Black on black jar with avanyu design
3 in H by 4 1/2 in Dia
Avanyu and feather design on a black on black jar
Black on black jar with feather and avanyu design
1 1/2 in H by 5 in Dia
Feather design on a black on black jar
Black on black jar with feather design
2 1/4 in H by 3 1/4 in Dia
Feather and geometric design on a black on black jar
Black on black jar with feather and geometric design
2 3/4 in H by 5 1/2 in Dia
Bear and geometric design on a black on black jar
Black on black jar with bear and geometric design
2 3/4 in H by 4 1/4 in Dia
Avanyu design on a black on black jar
Black on black jar with avanyu design
2 in H by 3 in Dia
Avanyu, thundercloud and geometric design on a black on black jar
Black on black jar with avanyu, thundercloud and geometric design
2 1/4 in H by 3 1/4 in Dia
Avanyu and bear paw design on a black on black jar
Black on black jar with an avanyu and bear paw design
2 1/2 in H by 3 1/2 in Dia
Double avanyu design on a black on black jar
Black on black jar with double avanyu design
4 1/2 in H by 9 in Dia
Avanyu design on a black on black jar
Black on black jar with avanyu design
2 1/4 in H by 3 in Dia
Avanyu design on a black on black jar
Black on black jar with avanyu design
2 1/4 in H by 3 1/2 in Dia
Avanyu and feather design on a black on black flying saucer jar
Black on black flying saucer jar decorated with an avanyu and feather design
2 in H by 6 1/2 in Dia
Avanyu design on a black on black jar
Black on black jar decorated with an avanyu design
2 1/2 in H by 3 1/4 in Dia
Avanyu and feather design on a black on black jar
Black on black jar decorated with avanyu and feather deisng
2 in H by 6 1/2 in Dia
Avanyu design on a black on black jar
Black on black jar decorated with avanyu design
2 1/4 in H by 4 in Dia
Avanyu design on a black on black jar
Black on black jar with avanyu design
2 3/4 in H by 4 1/4 in Dia
Avanyu design on a black on black jar
Black on black jar decorated with an avanyu design
2 in H by 3 1/2 in Dia
An avanyu design on a black on black jar
Black on black jar decorated with an avanyu design
1 1/2 in H by 5 in Dia
An avanyu design on a black on black jar
Black on black jar decorated with an avanyu design
1 1/2 in H by 4 3/4 in Dia

San Ildefonso Pueblo Potters