This is a Santa Clara Pueblo Blackware pot made by Martha Appleleaf. It measures 6 1/8" in diameter and 5" tall. Beautiful workmanship. In very good condition.
Martha was Born into San Ildefonso Pueblo in November, 1950, Martha Appleleaf is the daughter of Carmelita Dunlap (a niece of Maria Martinez and sister of Carlos Sunrise Dunlap. Martha learned the art of making pottery from her mother, a woman who won an unprecedented 20 1st Place ribbons at the Santa Fe Indian Market.
Martha grew up making pottery with her mother and her siblings. She still makes pottery with her siblings and has also passed the art on to her son, Erik Fender.
Martha has been an active potter since 1970. She continues to do both black on black and classic red pottery as well as polychrome and a couple more modern styles. She has earned 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place ribbons at Santa Fe Indian Market and Eight Northern Pueblos Indian Arts and Crafts Show.