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