180816-152 Zia Polychrome Pictorial Olla by Marcellus and Elizabeth Medina
Late 20th century
8 3/4" x 8 3/4" Marcellus and Elizabeth Toya Medina are two of the premiere potters who create pottery as a couple. Elizabeth creates the pot and Marcellus does the painting. Marcellus has a strong reputation as a painter and has even done murals. His work is in many collections including the Boston Museum of Fine Art. He has won many awards - First, Best of Pottery, Best of Show - at venues all over the Southwest. Work by Marcellus is represented in many publications including Berger & Schiffer's "Pueblo & Navajo Contemporary Pottery", Rick Dillingham's "Fourteen Families in Pueblo Pottery", Peaster's "Pueblo Pottery Families" and "Southern Pueblo pottery.