The pot stands 5" tall and is approx 6.5" across at the widest. It is in perfect condition with no chips cracks repairs or damage, showing only slight if any signs of wear or minimal scratching due to its age. Its a sweet piece and a great addition to any collection! Born in San Ildefonso Pueblo on November 3, 1950, Martha Appleleaf is the daughter of Carmelita Dunlap (a niece of Maria Martinez) and sister of Carlos Dunlap.
Martha learned the art of making pottery from her mother, who won an unprecedented 20 First Place Ribbons at the Santa Fe Indian Market. Carmelita's mother died when Carmelita was very young and she was raised by her aunts Desideria Montoya and Maria Martinez. They immersed her in the world of pottery making, teaching her everything they knew. The family members worked together in producing their unique pottery art.They share labour, as well as the technique involved in gathering and preparing the clay, building, sanding, polishing, painting, and firing. Carmelita was considered Maria's last direct protege until she died in 2000. Martha Appleleaf grew up making pottery with her mother and her siblings.
She still makes pottery with her siblings and has also passed the art on to her son, Erik Fender. The item "RARE SAN ILDEFONSO BLACKWARE NATIVE AMERICAN POTTERY JAR MARTHA APPLELEAF" is in sale since Tuesday, February 4, 2020.This item is in the category "Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Native American\ US\1935-Now\Pottery". The seller is "mstiques" and is located in Bernalillo, New Mexico. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Uruguay.