Zia Hand Coiled PotArtists: Marcellus and Elizabeth Medina Size: 8 3/4" x 9"
Elizabeth Medina, “Sepia”, was born in 1956 into the Jemez
Pueblo. She married into the Zia Pueblo. She was inspired by her Mother-in-Law,
Sofia Medina, to learn the art of working with clay. Elizabeth observed Sofia
with much enthusiasm in hopes of achieving the same skills. It appears from
what Elizabeth has accomplished, that she has achieved her goal.
in the handmade traditional Zia pottery with traditional symbols and birds. She
digs up her own clay, cleans, mixes, coils, shapes, fires, and paints her
pottery the traditional way, with natural colors. Elizabeth signs her pottery
as: Elizabeth Medina, Zia. Elizabeth is related to the following artists:
Marcellus Medina (husband), Lois Medina (sister-in-law), and Sofia Medina
Marcellus Medina was
born into the Zia Pueblo in 1954. He was inspired to continue the family
tradition of pottery making by his ancestors, the support of many people,
creative inspiration, and economic motivation. Also Marcellus is a
painter from Zia Pueblo. He paints traditional and contemporary images in
watercolors and acrylics. He is a self-taught painter and has been painting
since the age of 10. He has devoted the majority of his life to being an art
student and currently is still a practicing artist. Marcellus signs his pottery
as: Medina, year, and accents it with a Zia bird symbol, Marcellus is related
to the following artists: Elizabeth Medina (spouse), Sofia Medina (mother), and
Lois Medina (sister).
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