Ruby Panana (1954- ) Rufina Medina

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Picture of Ruby Panana Zia PuebloRuby Panana (Rufina Medina) Zia Pueblo, Coyote Clan, active ca.1983-present: polychrome jars, bowls, wedding vases, vases, canteens. Ruby Panana is the granddaughter of Joe and Ascenicona Galvan Pino; daughter of Seferina Bell; sister of Eleanor Griego and Reyes Pino; wife of Larry W. Panana; mother of Sharayne L. Panana. Ruby learned pottery making from her mother Seferina Bell. Ruby Panana is a top award-winning Zia Pueblo potter who lives at Jemez Pueblo. Ruby is known for creating some of the largest classic polychrome ollas, in the tradition of Trinidad Medina and Sophia Medina.


Photo courtesy of Gregory Schaaf, Ruby Panana left, Janie Conner right. Photo by Paul Conner.
Reference: Southern Pueblo Pottery: 2,000 Artist Biographies by Gregory Schaaf.

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