Sofia Medina Large & Stunning Zia Pottery
This is a beautiful pot made by a potter who is a legend in her own time, Sofia Medina from the Zia Pueblo. Sofia is arguably one of the most famous potters from Zia, and the matriarch of a line of potters that include such distinguished names as Marcellus Medina, her son, and her daughter Lois Medina. While Lois was alive, the mother-daughter pair of Sofia and Lois produced some of the most impressive and most collectable pottery at Zia.
Unfortunately, Sofia passed away recently, depriving the art world of her great presence.
All the elements to construct this wonderful piece were provided by Mother Earth. The clay was gathered from around the Zia pueblo, was hand coiled into the olla, and fired over open ground (not in a kiln).
The pot is decorated with two different renditions of the Zia bird in two different colorings, alternating around the pot. The birds are housed in medallion-like designs bordered by bands.
The present offering is measures 8 1/4inches tall by 8 1/2 inches in diameter.
Item No.: A1556
Artist: Sofia Medina
Size: 8 1/4 in H x 8 1/2 in D