Historical Society Presents ‘Maria And Julian’s Pottery Revolution’ – A Virtual Lecture Sept. 14

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Join the Los Alamos Historical Society via Zoom on September 14 at 7 p.m. for a Michael Ettema lecture—“Maria and Julian’s Pottery Revolution.” Visit www.losalamoshistory.org/events to register for free.

Michael Ettema will talk about the ways Maria and Julian Martinez transformed pottery making at the Pueblo of San Ildefonso, not only with their “black-on-black” innovations but also with new pottery forms and modes of decoration. After decades of the dominance of blackware pottery at the pueblo, the potter Blue Corn ushered in a new generation of innovations that opened the door for young potters to create their own styles.

Michael Ettema is a member of the International Society of Appraisers (ISA) and has 29 years of experience with American fine and decorative arts and antiques as a museum curator, educator, and director. In addition, he has 10 years of experience with Native American art and fine art of the American West as Santa Fe Director of Medicine Man Gallery, Inc.

This lecture is presented in partnership with the Fuller Lodge Art Center Clay Club. The Clay Club takes a co-op approach to building a local clay community where members share knowledge and learn from each other.

The lecture series continues at 7 p.m. on second Tuesdays throughout the fall and spring. The next lecture, on October 12, will feature Christine St. Vrain Fischahs speaking on “Ceran St. Vrain is New Mexico True: A Santa Fe Trail 200th Anniversary Commemorative Event.” Find all the details at http://www.losalamoshistory.org/events.

The Los Alamos Historical Society lecture series is made possible by the generous sponsorship of Robin and Richard McLean.

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