Medina, Elizabeth & Marcellus – 14″ Tall Four-Color Storage Jar with 56 Birds
This is a highly detailed large jar by Elizabeth Medina and her husband Marcellus Medina. Elizabeth is known for her traditional style of Zia pottery. Each piece is coil built, painted with native clays, and native-fired. This jar was made by Elizabeth and intricately painted by her husband, Marcellus Medina. This jar has 56 different birds! Around the center are large old-style Zia birds. Around the neck are two rows of hummingbirds. Below are a variety of robins, swallows, and traditional Zia birds. Near the base are smaller roadrunners, parrots, quail, and other birds. Each bird is different and the are painted with three different colors of clay along with the white background and black. The shape of the jar is a classic storage jar, which creates a lot of volume for painting! The result, however, it visually spectacular. The jar is signed on the side “Elizabeth Medina and Marcellus Medina, Zia”. It is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration, or repair.