black-on-black ware

A ceramic style created by Maria Martinez (1887-1980), a Native American potter from San Ildefonso pueblo, New Mexico, together with her family members. The decoration is based on the contrast of matte and shiny surface treatment. Web resource here.

maria_povenka_martinez_small_bowlburnished_blackware_1950-1959_everson_museum_of_art_collection_gift_of_mr._and_mrs._francis_p._maloney_1978_photo_credit_john_polak_0_0Maria and Santana Martinez. Small Bowl. Black-on-black ware. 1950-1959. Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, New York. Photo: John Polak.