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Linda Cain

Linda Cain

Linda Cain was born in 1949 on the Santa Clara Pueblo, and has been making pottery since 1970. Her Native American Tewa name is "Yellow Corn." Linda is known for her abstract style pottery which utilizes modern shapes but traditional inspired imagery and design.  She learned to make pottery from her Mother Mary Cain and is a Granddaughter of Christina Naranjo, and Great-Granddaughter of Sara Fina Tafoya. She is also the mother of noted potters Autumn Borts-Medlock and Tammy Garcia. Linda continues to create some stunning and creative pottery, and we always pleased to have her new work in the gallery! She has won numerous awards at Santa Fe Indian Market, and Heard Indian Art Fair, and her work can be found in museums throughout the southwest.  She has been featured in numerous publications such as American Indian Art Magazine, and the Eight Northern Indian Pueblos Official Guide.

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Borts-Medlock, Autumn & Linda Cain  – Elk Skull Jar with Turquoise

This is a extraordinary piece by Autumn Borts-Medlock and her mother, Linda Cain. Over the years they have created some extraordinary collaborative pieces.  This jar has a carved elk skull which is deeply carved, etched and highlighted with a white clay slip on the front of the piece.  The antlers of the elk are also carved and polished red.  In the center of the skull is a large inset piece of turquoise.  As the jar is turned, the antlers extend to the back and there are two crossed arrows with a single inset piece of turquoise.  The area surrounding the carved surfaces has a micaceous clay slip. The use of the mica is a perfect contrast to the polished surfaces.  The top of the jar is carved with a kiva step pattern.  The scale of the jar along with the complexity of the carving make this a exceptional piece of their art.  Autumn is a sister of noted potter Tammy Garcia.  Both Autumn and Linda have won numerous awards for their pottery, recognizing their creative and contemporary style of carving.

$ 5,000.00
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Cain, Linda – Asymmetric Carved Bowl with Birds

This is an intricately carved bowl by Linda Cain.  She is a daughter of Mary Cain and the mother of potters Tammy Garcia and Autumn Borts-Medlock. This bowl reflects Linda’s unique style of carving.  Each section is deeply carved and highly polished. The opening is asymmetrical and the birds and prayer feather patterns flow around the surface of the bowl.  There area behind the birds and carved designs is a micaceous, which is almost as if the first are flying at night among the stars.  The designs extend down to the base.  It is signed on the bottom.

$ 1,200.00 $ 975.00
Borts-Medlock, Autumn & Linda Cain  – Large Asymmtrical Figurative Jar

This is a fascinating piece by Autumn Borts-Medlock and her mother, Linda Cain. Over the years they have created some extraordinary collaborative pieces.  This large jar is very feminine in shape and this follows through to the design.  The jar has a series of women surrounded by large flowers.  The design is intricately carved into the clay.  It is polished red and tan and there are white and purple matte clay areas.  It is definitely a fun and fanciful jar!  The piece was made in 2004 and it is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.  It is signed on the bottom in the clay.  The scale of the jar along with the complexity of the carving make this a exceptional piece of their art.  Autumn is a sister of noted potter Tammy Garcia.  Both Autumn and Linda have won numerous awards for their pottery, recognizing their creative and contemporary style of carving.

$ 9,800.00
Borts-Medlock, Autumn & Linda Cain  – Turtle Tall Kiva Jar

This is a extraordinary piece by Autumn Borts-Medlock and her mother, Linda Cain. Over the years they have created some extraordinary collaborative pieces.  This jar has kiva steps carved into the rim of the piece. The center of the piece is carved with a flower, which is matte and has small pin-point indentions.  The center of the flower has a turtle and a single inset piece of turquoise on its back.  There are three lightning arrows, which are polished, extruding from the petals of the flower. The remainder of the piece has a micaceous clay slip. The matte, polished and micaceous slipped areas creates a striking appearance for this jar!  Autumn is a sister of noted potter Tammy Garcia.  Both Autumn and Linda have won numerous awards for their pottery, recognizing their creative and contemporary style of carving.

$ 3,800.00
Cain, Linda – Carved Jar with Avanyu

This is a beautifully carved jar by Linda Cain. The jar has a wide shoulder and a short neck.  The design in an avanyu (water serpent), which encircles the piece. The carving is deep and complicated with imagery extending up the neck.  The rim is fully polished while the neck has a micaceous clay slip. There are additional matte areas which are designed as clouds which have a mica slip.  The bottom of the jar is fully polished.  The jar is signed on the bottom in the clay.

$ 1,500.00
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Cain, Linda – Miniature Jar with Avanyu

This is an intricately carved miniature jar by Linda Cain. Linda is a daughter of Mary Cain and the mother of Tammy Garcia and Autumn Borts-Medlock.  The jar has a striking round shape with a carved avanyu as the design. The neck is carved with asymmetrical feathers.  She has created a distinctive contrast between the matte and polished surfaces.  For such a small piece, she has carved deeply into the clay, which is always more difficult.  The jar is signed on the bottom.

$ 800.00 $ 600.00
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