Graceful Polychrome Pottery Jar

Eusebia Shije

Graceful Polychrome Pottery Jar, Pottery by Eusebia Shije
  • Zia pottery
Savvy Price $450.00
Gallery Price $525.00
Title
Graceful Polychrome Pottery Jar
Artist
Eusebia Shije
Medium
Hand-coiled painted and polished pottery
Size
6 1/2" height X 6 1/2" maximum diameter
Signed
"Eusebia Shije Zia Pueblo" underneath base
Date of creation
Circa 1975
Condition
Excellent
About The Graceful Polychrome Pottery Jar

Shije's First Place ribbon is for traditionally painted vases.  Her name is written on the back of the ribbon along with the event.

Stepped stylized feathers frame each of the four birds.

About Eusebia Shije
(Born 1936, Zia pueblo)  For over sixty years, Eusebia Shije has made polychrome pottery, often graced with simple Zia bird designs.

Publications referencing her work include Arizona Highways magazine; Southwestern Pottery:  Anasazi to Zuni , Barbara Babcock's The Pueblo Storyteller: Development of a Figurative Ceramic Tradition and The Pottery of Zia Pueblo by Francis Harlow & Dwight Lannon.

Shije received numerous awards dating from 1976 forward.  Two years in a row she received the Richard M. Howard Award for Best Traditional Zia Pottery (1980, 1981).
Cultures

American Indian, Women Artists

Medium

Pottery

Subject

Birds

Keywords

Eusebia Shije, Zia pottery