Ione Coriz

Santo Domingo Pueblo

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 1950s.

Ione Coriz earned a Third Place ribbon in the ages 18 & Under division at the Santa Fe Indian Market in 1988. She went back in 1989 and earned a Second 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.

Bird and floral design inside a large polychrome bowl with a geometric design on the outside
Large polychrome bowl with bird and floral design inside and geometric design outside
5.75 in H by 15.25 in Dia
Bathing suits on three lounging pigs
Three lounging pigs in bathing suits
4 in H by 3.25 in Dia
Measurement of largest piece
Geometric design on a polychrome jar
Polychrome jar decorated with a geometric design
14 in H by 14.5 in Dia
Feather and geometric design on a polychrome jar with raised birds
Polychrome jar with raised birds and decorated with a feather and geometric design
9.5 in H by 7.5 in Dia

Santo Domingo Pueblo Potters