Shaped By Her Hands: Potter Maria Martinez (She Made History)

by Anna Harber Freeman

Other authorsBarbara Gonzales (Author), Aphelandra (Illustrator)
Hardcover, 2021



The untold story of a Native American Indian potter who changed her field.

The most renowned Native American Indian potter of her time, Maria Povika Martinez learned pottery as a child under the guiding hands of her ko-ōo, her aunt. She grew up to discover a new firing technique that turned her pots black and shiny, and made them―and Maria―famous. This inspiring story of family and creativity illuminates how Maria's belief in sharing her love of clay brought success and joy from her New Mexico Pueblo to people all across the country.

This item was purchased with a Library Services and Technology Act grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services through the Library Services and Technology Act, administered by the State Library of Oregon. Institute of Museum and Library Services:


Albert Whitman & Company (2021), 32 pages


Original language



0807575992 / 9780807575994

Physical description

32 p.; 10.3 inches


1 copy
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