JANICE ORTIZ Spotted Leopard Pottery Figurine

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Janice Ortiz, Cochiti Pueblo Potter
  • Category: Figurines
  • Origin: Cochiti Pueblo, KO-TYIT
  • Medium: clay, pigment
  • Size: 8-½” tall x 8” long x 3-½” wide
  • Item # C4401.24
  • Price: $2,550.00

Artist Signature - Janice Ortiz, Cochiti Pueblo Potter. Janice signs her pottery M. J. Ortiz because her name is Mary Janice Ortiz.

This pottery figurine is the most realistic presentation of a spotted leopard Adobe Gallery has seen.  It was made by Cochiti Pueblo artist Janice Ortiz.  Janice signs her pottery M. J. Ortiz because her name is Mary Janice Ortiz.  That is the way her signature appears on this figurine.  It was made in the year 2000, at which time we purchased it from her, sold it to a client immediately and now have it back from him to sell again.

Janice Ortiz (b.1954 ) is a daughter of Seferina Ortiz and sister of Virgil Ortiz.  Janice’s grandmother was Laurencita Herrera and her great-grandmother was Reyes T. Romero.  Janice says that she has been working with the clay since she was little.  She joined her grandmother and mother when they were making pottery and learned from them.  She has won numerous awards at Santa Fe Indian Market and the Heard Museum exhibits.  If one judges her work from this figurine, it is easy to understand why she has been an award winner.  It is in original condition.

Relative Links: Cochiti PuebloSeferina OrtizInez OrtizVirgil OrtizPottery FigurineJoyce Ortiz Lewis, Cochiti Pueblo Potter

Close up view of this spotted leopard figurine.

Janice Ortiz, Cochiti Pueblo Potter
  • Category: Figurines
  • Origin: Cochiti Pueblo, KO-TYIT
  • Medium: clay, pigment
  • Size: 8-½” tall x 8” long x 3-½” wide
  • Item # C4401.24
  • Price: $2,550.00

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