Medina, Elizabeth – Four-Color Jar with Zia Birds, Rainbows and Lid
This is a classic Zia storage jar with a lid by Elizabeth Medina. She is known for her traditional style of Zia pottery. Each piece is coil built, painted with native clays, and native fired. This jar is patined with four different colors of clay. There are large Zia birds on either side. The wings on each are different although they are polished tan. They are surrounded by rainclouds and there is a red polished rainbow over each one. Separating them are sections with rain and plant designs. The rain has thin lines. The top of the jar has a lid with a red polished base and a bear on top with a bird and flower as the design. The jar signed on the side “Elizabeth Medina, Zia”.