22-0643 San Ildefonso Pottery Bear by Adam Martinez
Late 20th century
Size: 3" x 4 1/2" x 2"
Superior stone polishing; slightly gun-metal finish.
Adam's bears have the charm of the maker. A very hard to find item.
From a Private Colorado Collection
Maria and Julian's son, Adam Martinez (1903-2000), was the longest-living male of the family and perhaps the longest-living of anyone in the family. He was not generally known as a potter but primarily helped Maria and Santana with gathering and mixing clay for their pottery and for firing the completed pieces.