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We are dedicated to preserving their history and the history of San Ildefonso Pueblo Pottery. More about the

San Ildefonso Pueblo History


Featured Potter
Clara Martinez

Clara Martinez's work has often been confused with Clara Montoya, a sister of Maria Martinez. The two signatures below are quite different from each other and have caused much confusion in the identification of Clara Montoya versus Clara Martinez.

Both these two signatures have been confirmed to be Clara Martinez by many people from San Ildefonso Pueblo and also from her daughter Jeanette Martinez Piatt. One explanation for the significant difference in these two signature styles is most likely due to several years if not several decades of time between the two pots and the two signatures. The older and more vertical pot is probably 10 to 30 years older than the feather design shown – hence a more mature signature with the feather design.

In our opinion the identification of these two pots author is very important in determining what is and what is not a Clara Montoya piece. Luckily for everyone there are still people around like Jeanette who can give us a very definitive identification of these two pots.

An alphabetic artist list to help you find information quickly.

A detailed photo gallery of potters including Julian Martinez and his families work.

Here is an in-depth ancestry chart (family tree) along with photos and information on each person from San Ildefonso. We are striving to get every detail know and if you have any knowledge please share it with us!

The gallery of signatures is very important to the preservation of the pottery history. Please let us know if you have any signatures that we are missing or are not correctly identified.

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