Elizabeth Medina, Sepia,
was born in 1956 into the Jemez Pueblo. She married into the
Zia Pueblo. She was inspired by her Mother-in-Law, Sofia Medina,
to learn the art of working with clay.
Elizabeth observed Sofia with
much enthusiasm in hopes of achieving the same skills. It appears
from what Elizabeth has accomplished, that she has achieved her
Elizabeth specializes in the
handmade traditional Zia pottery with traditional symbols and
birds. She digs up her own clay, cleans, mixes, coils, shapes,
fires, and paints her pottery the traditional way, with natural
Elizabeth signs her pottery
as: Elizabeth Medina, Zia. Elizabeth is related to the following
artists: Marcellus Medina (husband), Lois Medina (sister-in-law),
and Sofia Medina (mother-in-law).