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Martinez Pot
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How was it made?
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Pot Firing
Firing pottery in a southwest Pueblo: Copyright © 1995-2001, The Denver Public Library, Western History Collection

Maria and Julian Martinez together created this style of Pueblo pottery. First the surface of the bowl was polished, then the area around the figure (the dull part) was painted with thinned red clay slip. A fire is built under and on top of the pots, reducing the oxygen around the pots and causes them to turn black. The polished portions look shiny and the area around the figure that was painted with slip looks dull.

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