Maria and Popovi versus Maria Popova

Maria and Popovi are a mother and son set of collaborators who made some of the most coveted San Ildefonso Pueblo Pottery from New Mexico (as we call it), mostly in the 1960s and 1970s. I found a bit from Antiques Roadshow about them or their work. Think black on black:

Maria Popova meanwhile is a writer from Bulgaria based in Brooklyn with 400,000 social media followers, as in, she doesn’t need the plug from Plastic Alto.

Thanks to Nin Filip, I cribbed from her writing, heretofore uncredited, on Alain De Botton. Maria and Popovi signed their work on the bottom. And in a twist of fate — and boy do I crack myself up although I am quite careful around Pueblo Pottery, although come to think of it I did knock over my girlfriends monument to St. Francis — even though it looks like I posted three days ago and did not credit Brainpickings for the bit about De Botton — and worse yet I try to make it seem like something Nin said and not just unsurfaced — I am actually writing this elaborate credit line before I cut and paste the offending philosophy shards.

The photograph understands the longing to become a more polished and elegant version of oneself

Maria Martinez the San I potter, photo by Adombe of Santa Fe

Maria Martinez the San I potter, photo by Adombe of Santa Fe

About markweiss86

Mark Weiss, founder of Plastic Alto blog, is a concert promoter and artist manager in Palo Alto, as Earthwise Productions, with background as journalist, advertising copywriter, book store returns desk, college radio producer, city council and commissions candidate, high school basketball player; he also sang in local choir, and fronts an Allen Ginsberg tribute Beat Hotel Rm 32
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