These charges are the buyers responsibility. PLEASE SEE DETAILS BELOW: ALL MEASUREMENTS & WEIGHTS ARE APPROXIMATE. We are happy to hold this item with a deposit of approx. 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, 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 inches tall by 8 inches in diameter. Sofia Pino married into the Medina family in 1948. Her mentor, Trinidad, was one of the most talented potters at Zia Pueblo and Sofia learned well and produced quality wares throughout her life.
Sofia used all natural materials in her pottery, including the pigments for painting. Publications: -Southern Pueblo Pottery 2,000 Artist Biographies -Fourteen Families in Pueblo Pottery -Southwestern Pottery Anasazi to Zuni -Talking with the Clay. Awards: -Santa Fe Indian Market -New Mexico State Fair -Eighth Northern Arts & Crafts Show Collections: -Albuquerque International Airport -Smithsonian in Washington, D.WE LEAVE FAIR AND HONEST FEEDBACK VERY SOON AFTER RECEIVING THE SAME. PLEASE NOTE THAT WE DO NOT OFFER A LOCAL PICK-UP BUT ARE HAPPY TO COMBINE S&H FOR MOST ITEMS. UNLESS AN ITEM IS GROSSLY MISREPRESENTED, ALL SALES ARE FINAL. WE DO OUR BEST TO DESCRIBE OUR ITEMS BUT SINCE WE SELL AUTHENTIC HAND MADE ARTIFACTS, ARTISTIC DIFFERENCES AND PC MONITER COLOR SETTINGS MUST BE CONSIDERED. IF IN DOUBT, PLEASE ASK. The item "Hand Crafted 8 Zia Roadrunner Pottery by Sofia Pino Medina (1932 2010)" is in sale since Tuesday, March 15, 2016. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Native American\ US\1935-Now\Pottery". The seller is "fargocargo" and is located in Kachina Haven. This item can be shipped to United States.