Ortiz, Inez – Bear Storyteller (2000s)
Inez Ortiz was the sister of Virgil Ortiz and the mother of Lisa Holt. She was well known for her whimsical figures and her animal storytellers. This is one of her bear storytellers. The bear has two cubs. One is holding a fish and the other is covering its eyes. It is charming! The figure is painted with wild spinach (black) and red clay slip. It is signed on the bottom, “Inez Ortiz”. It is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.