Elizabeth Medina Pueblo Pottery Mug

Item No: 7096

$ 25.00

  • A Shumakolowa Native Arts exclusive! This unique café-style ceramic mug is a replica of a single beautiful clay pot handcrafted by skilled Zia artist Elizabeth Medina.

    Medina is considered one of the most skilled potters still working in Zia today, and often collaborates with her husband to create pieces that combined traditional and contemporary elements.

    This mug features traditional red and black Zia designs, including bird, floral, cloud, and rain patterns on a buff background, and is a great gift idea and a meaningful way to bring traditional Pueblo pottery designs into your everyday life.

    The originals for series one through three are on display at Shumakolowa, located inside the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center. All of the participating artists receive royalties for each mug sold, with proceeds also supporting the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center and the 19 Pueblos of New Mexico.

    Collect all five designs, available exclusively at Shumakolowa Native Arts!

    • Collectible tall cafe style mug
    • Original designs by artist Elizabeth Medina (Zia Pueblo)
    • Cup measurements: 6"" H x 4-1/2 L x 3-1/4 W
    • 16 oz
    • Ceramic
    • This Item is Not Dishwasher or Microwave safe
    • The mugs are designed by Pueblo artists from New Mexico, and printed in the USA on imported ceramics.

  • Elizabeth Medina is widely considered the most skilled potter working in Zia Pueblo today. Originally from Jemez, Medina has lived in Zia Pueblo since 1978 and learned the art of traditional pottery-making from her mother-in-law, Sofia Medina. Elizabeth Medina is known for making pottery in the traditional Zia style, and her pots feature incredible craftsmanship, elegance of form, and exquisitely painted designs. She has won awards from Santa Fe Indian Market, Eight Northern Pueblos Arts & Crafts Show, the New Mexico State Fair, and the Colorado Indian Market.
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