Ortiz, Dominck – Clay Cow Monos Figure (2010) Published

5"w x 10"h

$ 600.00

Dominick Ortiz learned to make pottery from his grandmother and his uncle, Virgil Ortiz.  He says of his pottery, “My uncle says to try making new styles as they will become traditional down the road.  I want to create pieces that are my own so they will be recognized as my very own trademark.  People will know exactly who made them”.  This piece was made in 2010 and featured in Native People’s Magazine.  It was an article I wrote on “Next Gen” potters.  The figure is an anthropomorphic cow or a cow humanized as a Monos figure.  It is slipped white and then painted with native clay slips and wild spinach (black) and traditionally fired.  It is signed on the foot, “D. Ortiz”.  The piece has a metal museum mount that was made for it. It is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration, or repair.