Published on July 15, 2014 by Carol
Barbara Martinez is part of a large family of Santa Clara potters.
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Her mother was the late well-respected potter Flora Martinez. Barbara’s siblings are all potters: Frances Salazar, Glenda Naranjo and Sammy Naranjo.
Barbara’s daughter, Vickie Martinez, is a fine potter and Vickie’s children, though still in their teens, are already making excellent pottery.
Barbara works in the traditional Santa Clara style of deeply carved black forms in a variety of sizes and shapes.