Zia Pueblo Pottery


Zia Pueblo
Pueblo Pottery Maine presents traditional and contemporary pottery by artists from Zia Pueblo including Lois and Sofia Medina. Elizabeth Toya Medina, Ruby Panana, Eleanor Pino-Griego, Marcellus Medina, Kimberly Toribio, Marcella Medina and Irene Herrera. .


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Elizabeth Medina potteryElizabeth Toya Medina

 

The perfect pot at right measures 9.75 inches tall by 7 inches wide. Very nice details and solid colors. Your price $425 ~ Item #Z350 Click here to see an enlargement. Includes Shipping!

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Zia Elizabeth Medina turtle pot

 

At left is a classic piece, beautiful graphics, shape, rich colors and measuring an impressive 11 inches tall (with lid) by 6.75 inches wide. This pot is a collector's pot that would really stand out. Your price $545 ~ Item #Z352. Click here to see an enlargement. Price includes shipping.

 

 

 

Elizabeth Medina

At right is a strong turtle lid pot with deep, solid colors and perfect shape. It measures 9.5 inches tall (with lid) by 7 inches wide and is being offered at a great price.Your price $395 ~ Item #Z353. Price includes shipping.

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Copyright Paul LuiseElizabeth Toya Medina was born at Jemez Pueblo and married into Zia Pueblo where she was taught Zia pottery by her mother-in-law, Sophia Medina. She is the daughter of Mary S. Tofoya and sister of Bertina Tosa whose work is featured on our Jemez Pueblo pages. The hallmarks of her work are clean lines, solid colors, inspired designs and excellent pot shape - ideally, every quality you'd look for in purchasing a great pot. Nothing is sloppy or half-hearted and there's a lot of pride in her work. We feel she is arguably the best Zia potter today which is why we purchase several of her pieces at a time. (Photo by Pueblo Pottery Maine at the 2007 Santa Fe Indian Market) Elizabeth has consistently won awards since the early 80s at the Santa Fe Indian Market, Eight Northern Pueblos Arts & Crafts Show, the New Mexico State Fair, and the Colorado Indian Market at Denver.

Elizabeth's work is represented in many of the Southwest's premier galleries and in many publications including Berger & Schiffer's "Pueblo & Navajo Contemporary Pottery", Rick Dillingham's "Fourteen Families in Pueblo Pottery", Hayes & Blom's "Southwestern Pottery: Anasazi to Zuni", and Peaster's "Pueblo Pottery Families" to name a few sources. According to Gregory Schaaf's Southern Pueblo Pottery Artist Biographies, "Elizabeth is respected for her ability to create pottery ollas with the most beautiful and graceful of forms. Her sense of balance and esthetics give her pots a special feeling of harmony....... (Her) work is recognized as being among the best in contemporary pueblo pottery."



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Marcellus & Elizabeth Medina

 

Alright! Some miniatures by Marcellus and Elizabeth Medina. Have never seen their work created this small and what a great opportunity to own a piece at such a low price Perfect for those who have limited space or have downsized. This pot measures 3 inches tall by 3 inches wide. Your price $165 ~ Item #Z347. Includes Shipping!

 

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Marcellus and Elizabeth Toya Medina are two of the premiere potters who create pottery as a couple. Elizabeth creates the pot and Marcellus does the painting. Marcellus has a strong reputation as a painter and has even done murals. His work is in many collections including the Boston Museum of Fine Art. He has won many awards - First, Best of Pottery, Best of Show - at venues all over the Southwest. Work by Marcellus is represented in many publications including Berger & Schiffer's "Pueblo & Navajo Contemporary Pottery", Rick Dillingham's "Fourteen Families in Pueblo Pottery", Peaster's "Pueblo Pottery Families" and "Southern Pueblo pottery: 2000 Artist Biographies" by Dr. Gregory Schaaf.


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Eleanor Pino-Griego

 

This polychrome pot has a very nice flow of graphics with fine shape and deep color graphics. It is a nice size at a very good price. The pot measures 6 inches tall by 8 inches wide. Your price $390 ~ Item #Z343. Includes Shipping!

 

 

by Chuck HallEleanor Pino-Griego is one of Zia Pueblo's best-known potters. She is of the Coyote/Sage Brush Clans and has been an active potter since the 1970s working with traditional polychrome jars, bowls and vases. Ascension Galvan Pino, her grandmother, and Laura Pino, her mother, taught her. She is also the sister of Ruby Panana. (Photo at the 2007 Santa Fe Indian Market) Eleanor has won awards at the Santa Fe Indian Market; the Eight Northern Pueblos Arts & Crafts Fair; the Wichita Indian Art Show (KA); The Mesa Verde Indian Art Show(CO); and the San Felipe Pueblo Indian Art Show in New Mexico. Her work is shown in many fine galleries and contained in a number of private and institutional collections. It is also included in Gregory Schaaf’s book "Southern Pueblo Pottery: 2000 Artist Biographies" and "Southwest Pottery: Anasazi to Zuni" by Hayes & Blom.

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Ruby Panana

The pot at right by is one of her finest quality pieces. The detail, shape, color - all highest quality. A superb example of Zia pottery at its best. This olla measure 11 inches tall by 10.5 inches wide. Your price $1200 ~ Item #Z302. Shipping Included.  Please click here to see an enlargement.

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Ruby Panana potteryThe piece at left is a Zia polychrome beauty with perfect shape, deep colors and wonderfully creative and whimsical graphics. Ruby really let her creativity take over when she created this piece using a parrot rather than the running bird. We feel it represents a great effort and a result to be treasured. This pot measures an impressive 10.25 inches tall by 9 inches wide.Your price $720 ~ Item #Z351Includes Shipping! Click here to see an enlargement.

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by Chuck HallRuby Panana is an accomplished potter from Zia Pueblo celebrating over 20 years as a potter. During that time she has won awards at the New Mexico State Fair, Santa Fe Indian Market, Heard Museum Guild Market, and the Eight Northern Indian Pueblos Arts & Crafts Show. (Photo by Pueblo Pottery Maine at the 2007 Santa Fe Indian Market)

Ruby's work is in many major collections (including the Wright Museum at Harvard) and exhibited at the best galleries in the Southwest including the Museum of Northern Arizona and the Indian Craft Shop, U.S. Department of the Interior, Washington, D.C.

Ruby was taught by her mother, well-known potter Seferina Bell. Gregory Schaaf states in his book Southern Pueblo Pottery: 2000 Artist Biographies. Dr. Schaaf states that "Ruby is known for creating some of the largest classic polychrome ollas, in the tradition of Trinidad Medina and Sophia Medina".


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