In this lesson, students will explore color and pattern, using only isosceles right triangles to create a paper quilt square design. This lesson hones students’ skills in measurement. Students mu
Santana Roybal Martinez (American)
blackware ceramic, slip, Overall: 4 x 38.5 cm (1 9/16 x 15 1/8 in.). The Harold T. Clark Educational Extension Fund 1951.363
María Martinez and her husband, Julian, achieved international fame for black-on-black ware, which they began to make in 1918. The process involves painting a pattern in slip-a creamy mix of clay and water-on a surface that has already been uniformly slipped and then polished. With firing, the exposed polished areas become glossy while the second layer of slip retains a matte finish. Aside from her husband, María Martinez worked with other family members, here her daughter-in-law Santana Roybal Martinez.
CMA 1979: Southwest American Indian Art, September 1979-February 1980, no catalogue
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