Pino, Dominguita Herrera – Jar with Zia Birds (1970s)
Dominguita 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. Note how they are polished red in the center, which is unusual. They are separated by rain and cloud designs.. 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 excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration, or repair. It is signed on the side, “Dominguita H. Pino”.