Medina, Elizabeth & Marcellus – Jar with Zia Birds and Butterflies
Elizabeth Medina is known for traditional style 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 shoulder. Around the neck are flowers and a more realistic style of butterflies. Around the shoulder are four birds. Each bird is different in style. They are painted with a variety of different clay slips. Separating each bird are small plants. The jar is signed on the side “Elizabeth + Marcellus Medina, Zia”.