Medina, Elizabeth – Jar with Zia Birds, Rainbow, Flowers, and Lid
Elizabeth Medina is known for her traditional style of Zia pottery. Each piece is coil built, painted with native clays, and native fired. The jar has Zia birds on each side. Each bird is painted differently with tan and red clay slips. Next to each bird are rectangular clouds. Above each bird is a rainbow with additional rain designs. Separating the birds are flowers. It is a very fully designed and complex jar for the size! The base of the jar is polished. The jar has a lid with a small bear. It is painted with a bird and flowers on a red polished flat surface. The jar is signed on the side “Elizabeth Medina, Zia”.