Cochiti Pueblo Native American Indian Pottery Mermaid - Mary Janice Ortiz
Artist: Mary "Janice" Ortiz (Cochiti Pueblo)
Dimensions: 5 1/2" tall X 8" Long
Description: Mermaid figurine from noted Cochiti potter Mary Janice Ortiz! This is an incredible piece! She is holding a clam with a black pearl inside! And of course she has a sea shell bra! Janice uses all natural pigments for her paints (Red rock clay for red, White slip which can turn beige or grey depending on the firing conditions, and wild spinach for black) She fires all of her pottery outdoors the traditional way.A true collector's item! Janice is the sister of noted potter Virgil Ortiz and Joyce Ortiz and Inez Ortiz(d). She is also the aunt of Lisa Holt.