The bottom is marked Marcellus Medina 1989. This is a terrific and special piece of pottery combining the skills and talents of the well known Indian artists, Elizabeth and Marcellus Medina.
The couple lives in the Zia Pueblo near Albuquerque and have combined their unique artistic gifts to produce the finest in Native American pottery. Elizabeth prepares the clay, which comes from an area near the Pueblo, hand rolls it and coils it into a long rope, which is shaped into a bowl, vase or pot.
She sands and polishes her work and then completes the process by firing the creation. Elizabeth has won many awards and is widely recognized as one of the best Native American potters.
Then , Marcellus paints the completed pottery, creating both traditional and contemporary images. His depiction of dancers are life-like and authentic, down to the finest details and the geometric designs he uses are unusual and interesting.Marcellus is well-known for his work on canvas, both in acrylics and watercolors, and his paintings can be seen in fine galleries and museums. This small pot combines to reflect the impressive talents of Elizabeth and Marcellus. There is a life-like Buffalo Dancer, wearing a traditional headress who holds a bow in one hand and a gourd rattle in the other, as well as other terrific images. Take a look at this terrific piece of art! 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. He is a self taught painter and has been painting since age 10. His works are becoming higly sought after.The item "ZIA PUEBLO NATIVE AMERICAN POTTERY SMALL POT CREATED BY MARCELLUS MEDINA NICE" is in sale since Thursday, March 26, 2015. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Native American\ US\1935-Now\Pottery". The seller is "tw1272003" and is located in Gloversville, New York. This item can be shipped worldwide.