Medina, Elizabeth – Large Jar with Zia Sun, Birds, 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 is exceptional in size and designs. It is one of the few we have had by her with the traditional Zia sun design. It is on two sides, with a Zia bird on the inside. They are surrounded by rainbows and rain designs. The jar has a beautiful complexity in the flow of designs and the use of various colors of clay that are both polished and matte. Separating the larger sections are vertical plant patterns with a tan polished rainbow over the top of them, near the rim. The piece has a flat slid that is polished red and a bear on top. The bear has a Zia bird on its back along with flowers. The base of the jar is polished red. It is signed on the side “Elizabeth Medina, Zia”.