Pino, Dolorita – Jar with Birds and Clouds (1980s)
Dolorita Pino was known for her traditional style of Zia pottery. Each piece was coil built, painted with native clays and native fired. This jar has ZIa birds painted on each side. They are separated by large Zia cloud patterns. The red areas in the cloud are stone polished. The jar was traditionally fired. Did you know that Zia potters use basalt as their temper for the clay, which gives these pieces their stability but also weight? The jar is in very good condition with no chips, cracks, restoration, or repair. It is signed on the side, “Dolorita Pino”.