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  • Martha Appleleaf
    San Ildefonso Pottery

Martha is the daughter of famous San Ildefonso potter, Carmelita Dunlap. She is on of the few San Ildefonso potters to maintain the classic style of the pueblo. Her mentor was her mother, Carmelita. She also received early training from her aunts, Maria Martinez and Disideria Montoya. Carlos Dunlap was her brother and the two often worked together.

Martha often pushes the boundary of the San Ildefonso style. She has, in some instances, made a classic matte on polished black jar, typical of the pueblo. The design of the Avonyu water serpent was often used by her aunt, Maria Martinez and she uses it as well in some of her pieces.

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