Born in 1973 to Arthur and Hilda Coriz of Santo Domingo Pueblo, Ione grew up in a household of well-known potters. Her uncle was Robert Tenorio, who essentially restarted pottery making at Santo Domingo after it nearly died out in the 1950's.
Ione Coriz earned a 3rd Place ribbon in the ages 18 & Under division at the Santa Fe Indian Market in 1988. She went back in 1989 and earned a 2nd Place ribbon in the same ages 18 & Under Division.
After finishing high school, Ione partnered up with Warren Coriz and within a few years, he became another fine Santo Domingo potter. He passed on in 2011 but Ione is still making pottery.
While Ione has made bowls and jars throughout her career, she also makes all kinds of whimsical figures, including Miss Piggy and other animals.