Our Quiyo: Maria Martinez

Maria “Povika” Martinez left behind an exceptional legacy built through her artistic application and reintroduction of “black-on-black” pottery, still practiced today by her tribal community of San Ildefonso Pueblo located in northern New Mexico. Her influence on the art world left a lasting impression across many borders, but she is much more than a world-renowned Pueblo pottery artist. Maria is our grandmother. She is our Quiyo.

Director Charine Pilar Gonzales
Producer Charine Pilar Gonzales, Barbara Gonzales, Cavan Gonzales
Duration 7:00 min.
Country USA