Garcia, Felicita Montoya -Incised Plate with Eclipsed Sun Design (1960)
Felicita Garcia was a daughter of noted San Juan potter Tomasita Montoya. She learned to make pottery from her mother and created extraordinary vessels in the revival styles. She was not a prolific potter but each piece was coil built and traditionally fired. Most of her work that we have had in the gallery has been incised Potsuwii style. This plate is from 1960 and it is incised with an eclipsed sun design. The incised areas are highlighted with tan, red, and white clay. There is a small fire cloud on one edge. The back is fully polished red. The plate was originally purchased in1960. The jar is signed on the back in the clay, “Felicita Garcia”. It is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration, or repair.