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Barbara Gonzales, eldest greatgranddaughter of Maria and Julian Martinez; eldest granddaughter of Adam and Santana, is known for her intricately incised black, red and polychrome bowls with her "good luck" spider motif. Barbara has been making pottery since her early childhood but has been a serious potter for over thirty years and continues in the family tradition. In terms of techniques, Barbara is frequently requested to lecture at museums and cultural events around the country. Her dedication and involvement with Native American people as well as her own San Ildefonso Pueblo heritage have extended her reputation beyond that of her pottery.
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