Ortiz, Seferina – Small Storyteller with 4 Kids (1980s)
Seferina Ortiz was the matriarch of a family of renowned potters, including Virgil Ortiz, Janice Ortiz, Inez Ortiz, and Lisa Holt. This is one of her few small storytellers. It is a woman holding four children. There is detail in the manta and the children. The figure is slipped with white clay and then painted with a red clay slip and wild spinach (black). The piece is signed on the bottom, “S. Ortiz”. It was traditionally fired and in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration, or repair. Definitely a classic figure by this historically important potter!