Vessel, Maria Martinez, Julian Martinez, early 20th c. . In 1919, Maria Martinez and her husband, Julian Martinez,from Po-woh-ge-oweenge (San Ildefenso), invented the black-on-black technique in which polished black and matte black alternate to create a stunning but subtle design. Many potters began adopting this method.
San Liberato garden, Italy The garden has been developed in fifty year of creative and dedicated efforts. This has been possible thanks to the passion of Count Donato Sanminiatelli, art historian and exceptional gardener and of his consort Princess Maria Odescalchi, their son Andrea and the great British landscape designer Russell Page, who directed the composition of the garden, establishing a constant dialogue between nature and dreams.