Air Date Saturday December 28th at 4pm on 5.1
MARIA AND JULIAN MARTINEZ
San Ildefonso potters Maria and Julian Martinez helped to establish Indian pottery as an art form outside of the Pueblo world.
“She always made it a point to tell me almost every day, ‘Don’t forget what you see, don’t forget what you hear; remember. One of these days what I did, what you are doing, what we are doing, will be important.’”
Cochiti Pueblo potter Helen Cordero’s renowned storyteller figurines were inspired by her grandfather’s stories.
“We don’t write down our stories, they’re told by word of mouth and we teach verbally and you have to be a good listener if you’re going to learn.”
Generations of Acoma potters inspired Lucy Lewis to experiment with traditional design.
“There’s just so many designs that she did. She wanted to do what her aunts in the past have done.”