Marcellus Medina

Zia Pueblo pottery artists Elizabeth and Marcellus Medina
Elizabeth and Marcellus Medina

Born in a family of Zia potters in 1954 (his mother was Sofia Medina), Marcellus is a self-taught painter and these days, his wife Elizabeth often makes the pot while Marcellus paints the design.

His paintings and their pottery have been featured in art shows at the Heard Museum Guild Indian Market in Phoenix, the Santa Fe Indian Market, the Indigenous Fine Art Market in Santa Fe, the New Mexico State Fair and the Mesa Verde Indian Art Show.

Some of his art and their pottery is on display in places like the Museum of Fine Art in Boston, the Cowboy Hall of Fame in Oklahoma, Albuquerque International Airport and in many private collections.

While he has won many awards and recognitions for his creations, he says he's most proud of his magnificent murals at the Poeh Cultural Center and Museum in Pojoaque, NM, the Mesa Verde National Park Visitor and Research Center and the UNM Sandoval Regional Medical Center.

By Elizabeth and Marcellus

Traditional designs on a polychrome pot
Polychrome pot with traditional designs
 
Bird and floral design on a polychrome jar
Polychrome jar with bird and floral design
6 3/4 in H by 7 in Dia
Traditional designs on a polychrome jar
Polychrome jar with traditional designs
 
Traditional and contemporary designs on a polychrome pot
Polychrome pot with mix of traditional
and contemporary designs

 
Dancer, bird, feather and geometric design on a polychrome jar
Polychrome jar decorated with a feather, dancer, bird and geometric design
6 in H by 6 1/4 in Dia
Dancer, bird and geometric design on a polychrome jar
Polychrome jar decorated with a dancer, bird and geometric design
3 1/2 in H by 3 in Dia
Dancer, hummingbird, flowers and geometric design on a polychrome jar
Polychrome jar decorated with dancer, flowers, hummingbird, butterfly and geometric design
6 in H by 6 in Dia

Zia Pueblo Potters