Ortiz, Seferina – Bear Storyteller with 2 Bear Cubs (1980s)

4.25"w x 5.25"h

$ 1,100.00

Seferina Ortiz was the matriarch of a family of renowned potters, including Virgil Ortiz, Janice Ortiz, and Lisa Holt. This is one of her most famous styles of storytellers, which is the bear.  It is a bear holding two cubs.  It is a charming piece painted with white Cochiti clay and then with wild spinach (black) and red clay slip and fired.  The piece is signed on the bottom, “Seferina Ortiz”.   It was traditionally fired and is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.  Definitely an exceptional piece by this historically important potter!