Ortiz, Janice – Clay Frog and Dragonfly
Janice Ortiz is a sister of noted potter Virgil Ortiz and a daughter of Seferina Ortiz. She is known for her amazing figurative pottery. This piece is one of her classic Cochiti frogs. The frog has a large, open mouth with a dragonfly sitting on its tongue. The back has a raincloud painted as the design. It was traditionally fired. The piece is signed on the bottom, “M. J. Ortiz”.