Medina, Elizabeth & Marcellus – Large Jar with 32 Different Birds
This is an impressive large storage 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 is intricately painted by her husband, Marcellus Medina. Marcellus is certainly at his best when he is reviving historic Zia styles. The jar has 32 different birds painted on the piece. Each bird is different in style and coloration. There are five different colors of clay used on this jar. Note that the color of the clays changes in each row. The birds are very intricately designed with complex wings and bodies. The jar is signed on the side “Elizabeth + Marcellus Medina, Zia”.