Medina, Elizabeth & Marcellus – Jar with Feather Design & Lid
Elizabeth Medina is known for traditional style of Zia pottery. Each piece is coil built, painted with native clays and native fired. This jar is painted by her husband, Marcellus Medina. The jar has old-style Zia patterns with a rain design around the neck. There are additional rain and cloud patterns around the shoulder and the center of the spirals has a feather pattern. Interestingly, this is a very old style of Zia design seen on pieces around the late 1800’s. Marcellus has tightly painted the rain designs with fine-line patterns. The has a classic Zia bird and plant designs. The jar is signed on the side “Elizabeth + Marcellus Medina, Zia”.