Continuing Traditions: San Ildefonso Pottery
Join us for a very special event! June 8th at 2PM
Descendants of Maria Martinez , Barbara and Cavan Gonzales will present on San Ildefonso pottery, and demonstrate their pot-making techniques.
Barbara Gonzales, Tahn-Moo-Whé (Sunbeam), is the eldest great-granddaughter of Maria & Julian Martinez. A serious potter for over forty years, Barbara has been making pottery since her early childhood. At this time she was living with Maria, who introduced her to clay.
Cavan Gonzales, Tseh-Whang (Eagle Tail), is an award-winning artist, and is the eldest of Barbara’s four sons, began making pottery at a young age. Cavan is a leader in the polychrome revival of San Ildefonso.