This is an Estate Fresh old Native American Pottery Jar from a longtime collector of NA Art, Pottery & Collectables. Rare Early Santo Domingo Indian Pottery Jar or Olla by Hilda Tenorio "Coriz". An Early pot from the 1970's or 80's in my opinion as well as the past owners. Base Has good signs of wear and use to support its older age.
The jar is 8" tall and about 7.5" in diam at the widest point. Its 4.5 at the top opening. Inside the bowl shows its hand coiling finish work. Outside the bowl it has repetition of paneled circles and X's with an undulating border below. Its a fairly intricate design and has more of the feel of Robert Tenorio in form and pattern, which is consistent with that earlier age attribution.After carefully studying the faint signature on the pot, it reads "Hilda Coriz" only. No Arthur which was done after he started painting their piece. Arthur and Hilda Coriz were Native American husband and wife potters from Santo Domingo Pueblo, New Mexico, United States. Hilda is a sister of award-winning potter Robert Tenorio, and began making pottery with the encouragement of her brother. After her marriage, Arthur learned to make pottery by watching his wife Hilda and her brother Robert. When they first started, Arthur and Hilda would make pots while Robert would create decorative designs and do the painting. Within two years time, Arthur was painting pots for himself and his wife Hilda. They eventually became full-time potters, winning numerous awards at the Santa Fe Indian Markets. They participated in exhibitions at the Santa Fe Indian Market and the Eight Northern Indian Pueblos Arts & Crafts Shows.
The Coriz' couple made pottery using the traditional methods of Santo Domingo potters. They used only natural clays and the Rocky Mountain bee plant, also known as wild spinach, and honey for making the black paint. Together they made traditional polychrome jars, bowls, dough bowls, and canteens. Arthur and Hilda's favorite designs included birds, clouds, flowers and animals like the deer and bighorn sheep.
They signed their pottery as "Arthur and Hilda Coriz" once Arthur started painting. Arthur died in 1998 and Hilda died in 2007. Their daughter Ione Coriz b.
1973 also makes traditional Santo Domingo pottery. So, how do you know for sure who made a particular piece?
Just a matter of judging the facts available and making the best determination possible. Since once this couple started painting their own pots they signed the bottom Arthur & Hilda. This one is only Hilda Coriz. The age of the pot also helps with this determination.
Also, the pattern and design shows many similarities in Roberts pottery, so one can surmise this was probably painted by Robert Tenorio as Arthurs pots don't often sow this type of pattern design. This is a beautiful style decoration on this perfect condition piece of Santo Domingo Pottery. My descriptions are solely there to assist buyers finding the items and are not a guaranteed accurate description of the item in all cases. If you do need information I have neglected to include, please don't hesitate to ask any questions.This item is in the category "Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Native American: US\1935-Now\Pottery". The seller is "mstiques" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States, New Zealand, Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Wallis and Futuna, Gambia, Malaysia, Taiwan, Poland, Oman, Suriname, United Arab Emirates, Kenya, Argentina, Guinea-Bissau, Armenia, Uzbekistan, Bhutan, Senegal, Togo, Ireland, Qatar, Burundi, Netherlands, Iraq, Slovakia, Slovenia, Equatorial Guinea, Thailand, Aruba, Sweden, Iceland, Macedonia, Belgium, Israel, Kuwait, Liechtenstein, Benin, Algeria, Antigua and Barbuda, Italy, Swaziland, Tanzania, Pakistan, Burkina Faso, Panama, Singapore, Kyrgyzstan, Switzerland, Djibouti, Chile, China, Mali, Botswana, Republic of Croatia, Cambodia, Indonesia, Portugal, Malta, Tajikistan, Vietnam, Cayman Islands, Paraguay, Saint Helena, Cyprus, Seychelles, Rwanda, Bangladesh, Australia, Austria, Sri Lanka, Gabon Republic, Zimbabwe, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Norway, Côte d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast), Kiribati, Turkmenistan, Grenada, Greece, Haiti, Greenland, Yemen, Afghanistan, Montenegro, Mongolia, Nepal, Bahamas, Bahrain, United Kingdom, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Hungary, Angola, Western Samoa, France, Mozambique, Namibia, Peru, Denmark, Guatemala, Solomon Islands, Vatican City State, Sierra Leone, Nauru, Anguilla, El Salvador, Dominican Republic, Cameroon, Guyana, Azerbaijan Republic, Macau, Georgia, Tonga, San Marino, Eritrea, Saint Kitts-Nevis, Morocco, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Mauritania, Belize, Philippines, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Republic of the Congo, Colombia, Spain, Estonia, Bermuda, Montserrat, Zambia, South Korea, Vanuatu, Ecuador, Albania, Ethiopia, Monaco, Niger, Laos, Ghana, Cape Verde Islands, Moldova, Madagascar, Saint Pierre and Miquelon, Lebanon, Liberia, Bolivia, Maldives, Gibraltar, Hong Kong, Central African Republic, Lesotho, Nigeria, Mauritius, Saint Lucia, Jordan, Guinea, Canada, Turks and Caicos Islands, Chad, Andorra, Romania, Costa Rica, India, Mexico, Serbia, Kazakhstan, Saudi Arabia, Japan, Lithuania, Trinidad and Tobago, Malawi, Nicaragua, Finland, Tunisia, Luxembourg, Uganda, Brazil, Turkey, Germany, Egypt, Latvia, Jamaica, South Africa, Brunei Darussalam, Honduras.