Medina, Elizabeth & Marcellus – Jar with Zia Birds, Flower and Old Style Feathers
Elizabeth Medina is known for her traditional style of Zia pottery. Each piece is coil built, painted with native clays and native fired. This jar is intricately painted by her husband, Marcellus Medina. Marcellus is certainly at his best when he is reviving historic Zia styles. The neck of the jar is very tightly painted with a hatchwork pattern. The feathers within the medallions are inspired by some of the older Zia designs. Around the shoulder of the jar are large birds. Separating them are large flowers, which are very intricately designed! There is definitely a lot going on here! Note in the various color of clay slips that some are polished and some are matte! The base of the ajr is polished. The jar has a lid with a small bear. It is painted with a bird and flowers on a red polished flat surface. The jar is signed on the side “Elizabeth + Marcellus Medina, Zia”.