IRENE HERRERA (1942– )
ZIA POLYCHROME KIVA JAR circa 1990
Irene first learned pottery making from her Jemez mother, Andrea Tsosie, but later learned to make Zia pottery. She started potting when she was 12 and kept going ever since. She's recognized as an excellent Zia potter, an opinion verified by a Best-of-Show award at the prestigious Eight Northern Pueblos show. Her pieces appear in Berger & Schiffer's Pueblo and Navajo Contemporary Pottery. Considering Irene's skills and reputation, a piece this large in this condition could carry a price double what we're asking, but as with many of the pieces on our site, we made a fortunate buy.
6-3/4" diameter x 8-7/8" high
Condition excellent except for a small repaired chip at the upper left corner of the stepped rim.