Zia Polychrome Pottery Olla

Sofia Medina

Zia Polychrome Pottery Olla, Pottery by Sofia Medina
  • Medina pottery
  • Zia pottery
Savvy Price $600.00
Gallery Price $750.00
Title
Zia Polychrome Pottery Olla
Artist
Sofia Medina
Medium
Hand coiled pottery with polychrome slip
Size
7 1/3" height X 8" maximum diameter
Signed
"Sofia Medina Zia" near bottom of jar's exterior
Date of creation
Circa 1980
Condition
Excellent
Provenance
Ro Du
About The Zia Polychrome Pottery Olla

One very proud jar !

About Sofia Medina
(1932-2010 Zia pueblo)  Taught to make pottery by the grandmother of Sofia's husband, Trinidad Medina was considered once of the best Zia potters.  

Sofia's name became associated with making some of the largest Zia ollas during the second half of the 20th century.  

Her sense of humor was clear when she explained how pottery making helps one's spirit:  "Spiritually, the pottery can ease your mind.  I do sing a lot when
I am working . . . worse than a radio!"

Nearly a full page of Gregory's Schaaf's publication Southern Pueblo Pottery 2,000 Artist Biographies is devoted to the Sofia Medina.  Nearly every publication 
addressing American Indian pottery references this artist's work.
Cultures

American Indian, Women Artists

Medium

Pottery

Subject

Keywords

Sofia Medina, Medina pottery, Zia pottery