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Ortiz, Seferina – Skunk Clay Figure

Ortiz, Seferina – Skunk Clay Figure

7"w x 6.75"h
$ 650.00
Availability: Out of stock

Seferina Ortiz is the matriarch of a family of renowned potters, including Virgil Ortiz, Janice Ortiz, and Lisa Holt. This is one of her animal figures.  It is a clay skunk which is slipped with a white clay and the painted with wild spinach (black).  The piece is signed on the bottom.  It was traditionally fired and in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.  Definitely a charming piece by this historically important potter!


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Artist

Artist

Ortiz, Seferina (1931-2007)

Seferina Ortiz is certainly one of the great matriarchs of Cochiti Pueblo. She learned to make pottery from her mother, Laurencita Herrera. She is also the matriarch of a family of innovator potters including Virgil Ortiz, Janice Ortiz and Lisa Holt. Seferina created traditional style Cochiti pottery figures and vessels. Seferina won numerous awards for her pottery at events such as Santa Fe Indian Market.
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