Rachel Medina Raton

Rachel Medina was born to Sofia and Rafael Medina in Zia Pueblo and learned to make pottery from her mother. Among her siblings are Marcellus Medina and Lois Medina. Then Rachel married into Santa Ana Pueblo and Eudora Montoya taught her Santa Ana designs. Today, Rachel makes pottery that is a unique mix of the two heritages.

Bird and geometric design on a polychrome jar
Polychrome jar with bird and geometric design
9 1/4 in H by 10 1/2 in Dia
Geometric design on a polychrome jar
Polychrome jar decorated with a geometric design
7 1/4 in H by 7 1/2 in Dia
Rainbow, bird element and geometric design on a polychrome jar
Polychrome jar decorated with a bird element, rainbow and geometric design
9 in H by 9 in Dia
Pottery photos courtesy of Andrea Fisher Fine Pottery

Santa Ana Pueblo Potters