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Medina, Elizabeth & Marcellus – Jar with Butterfly, Birds & Lid

Medina, Elizabeth & Marcellus – Jar with Butterfly, Birds & Lid

6.5"w x 9"h (w/ lid)
$ 400.00
Availability: Out of stock

Elizabeth Medina is known for traditional style of Zia pottery.  Each piece is coil built, painted with native clays and native fired.  This jar was made by Elizabeth and painted by her husband, Marcellus Medina.  The jar is wonderfully designed with a more realistic butterfly on one side.  Note all the various colors of clay for the wings!  As the jar is turned there are three additional birds. They are each surrounded by flowers.  Note that the petals of some flowers are polished and some are matte.  There are rain clouds around the neck of the jar.  The lid is polished red and there is a turtle on top.  The top of the turtle is painted with a bird design and flowers on the sides.  It is a wonderful combination of old style Zia designs.  The jar is signed on the side “Elizabeth + Marcellus Medina, Zia”.


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Artist

Artist

Medina, Elizabeth (b.1956)

Marcellus and Elizabeth Medina, Circa 1974

Marcellus and Elizabeth Medina, Circa 1974

Elizabeth Medina

Born on Jemez Pueblo and married into the Zia Pueblo, is the wife of Marcellus Medina.  Elizabeth was inspired by, and taught to make pottery by her mother-in-law, Sophia Medina.  Elizabeth strives to design with the same style and enthusiasm as her Mother-in-law Sophia. She was granted permission by the Zia Pueblo Elders to make pottery in the Zia style and tradition early in her career, and has made Zia style pottery most of her adult life. She continues today as one of the most accomplished Zia potters, continuing with the traditional styles, shapes and methods.  Elizabeth has won numerous awards for her pottery at events such as Santa Fe Indian Market, and her work can be found in museums nationwide. We are pleased to carry Elizabeth's work at both King Galleries in Scottsdale and Santa Fe, and of course a great selection here online.

Medina, Marcellus (b. 1954)

Marcellus Medina is a grandson of Juanita Pino, a son of Sofia and Rafael Medina and the husband of Elizabeth Medina. He is well known for his paintings. His style is influenced by the work of his uncle, JD Medina. His interest is to portray both spiritual and social life at Zia Pueblo. When he works on pottery, the pieces are made by Elizabeth and he paints the surface. He has won numerous awards at Santa Fe Indian Market and other events.
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