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San Ildefonso also became known for its black on red pottery. Potters such as Tonita Roybal, a contemporary of Maria Martinez, produced such fine work that she earned a very good income from sales to tourists and museums in addition to winning competition prizes. Twentieth-century potters continued the ancient technique of coiling, using successive lengths of rolled clay to form the sides of the vessel, rather than forming pottery on a wheel. Traditionally most pottery was used to hold and store water.
diameter 12 in ; height 11.5 in