This unique double-walled ceramic travel mug is a replica of a single beautiful clay pot handcrafted by traditional Zia Pueblo artist Elizabeth Medina.
Medina is widely considered one of the most skilled potters working in Zia Pueblo today.
She also works with her husband, Marcellus Medina. The husband-and-wife team often collaborate to create exquisite handmade pottery. In their pottery collaborations, Elizabeth creates and forms the pots by hand from homemade clay, and Marcellus paints the unique, highly detailed designs onto each vessel. They are also known for creating the annual trophy for the New Mexico Gildan Bowl.
- Collectible ceramic travel mug
- Based on original by artist Elizabeth Medina of Zia Pueblo
- Cup measurements: 5-3/4" H x 2½" L x 3¼" W
- 12 oz capacity
- Press-in suction lid
- Not for use in dishwashers or microwaves
The mugs are designed by Pueblo artists from New Mexico, and printed on imported ceramics.
About the Artist
Elizabeth Medina is widely considered one of the most skilled potters working in Zia Pueblo today. Originally from Jemez, Medina has lived in Zia Pueblo since 1978, and learned the art of traditional pottery-making from her mother-in-law, Sofia Medina.
Elizabeth Medina is known for making pottery in the traditional Zia style, and her pots feature incredible craftsmanship, elegance of form, and exquisitely painted designs. She has won awards at Santa Fe Indian Market and other prestigious Native art shows.
All of the participating artists receive royalties for each mug sold, with proceeds also supporting the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center and the 19 Pueblos of New Mexico.