Maria Montoya Martinez: master potter

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Pelican Pub. Co.,
Pub. Date:
[1995]
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English
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At age ten, Mara MontoyaMartnez was stricken with smallpox. Near death, she lay limply in hermother's arms, unable even to swallow the herbal teas offered her. All theattempts to revive her seemed to have failed. Trying one last remedy, her auntand mother filled the hearth with thick green cedar boughs and smoked the room,waving the fumes towards the sick little girl. Mara's motherdesperately prayed to Santo Nio, the children's saint, promising thatif Mara lived, she would send her on a pilgrimage to see him.Mara lived to make the pilgrimage and enjoy a long life. But she wasforever marked by this event.Mara's pilgrimage to the Santuario in Chimayo, New Mexico, becomes asymbol of her life. It is a journey towards humility, hard work, andperfection. She feels special since she was favored to live. And so sheconstantly strives to create the most worthy pots she can, always keeping inmind Old Grandmother's prowess with clay. The clay connects her to the earth,and the clay links her to her future husband, Julin, who becomes apainter of her pots. Throughout the years, she is blessed and blesses her wholepueblo with money and, more importantly, love.Mara Montoya Martnez: Master Potter is thebiography of a very sick little girl who grew to be a strong and talentedwoman. She won many awards through the years for her pottery, so many that someof them were lost. This story beautifully depicts her exemplary life. Sherepresented her people and her art well.Elsie Karr Kreischer was a personal friend of Mara MontoyaMartnez. A writer based in Albuquerque, New Mexico, she is also theauthor of The Navaho Magic of Hunting , which won the 1992National League of American Pen Women Children's Book Award.Roberta Sinnock is the owner of Seven Oaks Studio, a 20-year-old companythat specializes in book design and illustration. She earned her B.F.A. fromArizona State University with a specialty in graphic design and currentlyresides in Tucson, Arizona.
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subject_facetArtists
Biographies
Indians of North America -- New Mexico -- Biography
Literature
Martínez, María Montoya. -- Juvenile literature
Potters -- New Mexico -- San Ildefonso -- Biography -- Juvenile literature
Pueblo Indians -- Biography
San Ildefonso Pueblo (N.M.) -- Biography -- Juvenile literature
Tewa pottery -- New Mexico -- San Ildefonso -- Biography -- Juvenile literature
Tewa women -- New Mexico -- San Ildefonso -- Biography -- Juvenile literature
Women -- Biography
title_displayMaria Montoya Martinez : master potter
title_fullMaria Montoya Martinez : master potter / Elsie Karr Kreischer ; illustrated by Elsie Karr Kreischer and Roberta Sinnock
title_shortMaria Montoya Martinez
title_submaster potter
topic_facetArtists
Indians of North America
Martínez, María Montoya
Potters
Pueblo Indians
Tewa pottery
Tewa women
Women