Zia Pottery

Potters from Zia Pueblo are skilled at making strong, fairly thin-walled pottery, often decorated with the Zia roadrunner in typical roadrunner poses. Other popular designs include geometric patterns, rainbows and flowers. The very distinctive Zia pottery has always been a popular item of trade with neighboring Pueblos.

Zia Pueblo is located approximately 40 miles southwest of Santa Fe, New Mexico.

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Herrera, Irene

#7633
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Irene Herrera (Apple Flower), b. 1942.
 
Traditional olla in roadrunner design by one of this pueblo's masters.
 
Black and red/orange with rainbow band over cream background.
 
Height: 8"
Diameter: 9 1/4"

Medina, Elizabeth

#7161
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Elizabeth Medina, b. 1956.
 
Lidded polychrome jar.  Classic Zia birds with turtle on lid.
 
Sienna and black over buff/cream background.
 
Height: 9 3/4"
Diameter: 8"

Medina, Sofia and Lois

#4853
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Sofia (b. 1932) and Lois (b. 1959) Medina, Coyote Clan.
 
Nice chili bowl by this acclaimed mother daughter team.
 
Exterior is sienna and black over cream background.  Interior is sienna slip.
 
Height: 3"
Diameter: 7"

Panana, Ruby

#6406
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Ruby Panana, Coyote Clan, b. 1954.

Fine polychrome olla in tradtional Zia bird design.
 
Black and red over beige background.
 
Height: 5 1/2
Diameter: 8 1/4"

Panana, Ruby

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Ruby Panana, Coyote Clan, b. 1954.

Fine polychrome olla in tradtional Zia bird design.  This one incorporates a rainbow band.
 
Black and red over beige/light tan background.
 
Height: 7 1/4"
Diameter: 10"

Panana, Ruby

#6376
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Ruby Panana, Coyote Clan, b. 1954.

Fine polychrome olla with tradtional Zia bird design and rainbow band.
 
Black and red over beige background.
 
Height: 6 3/4"
Diameter: 10"

Pino, Reyes

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Reyes Pino, Coyote Clan, b.1950.
 
Nice broad-shouldered bowl in four-quadrant floral design.
 
Black and orange over tan background.
 
Height: 4 1/2"
Diameter: 7 3/8"

Pino, Reyes

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Reyes Pino, Coyote Clan, b. 1950.
 
Four-quadrant floral design.
 
Black and orange over tan background.
 
Height: 5 1/2"
Diameter: 8 1/2"