Garcia, Gloria “Golden Rod” – Bowl with Nine Quail and Grasshopper
Gloria Garcia is known for her miniature pottery. She is a daughter of Petra Gutierrez and the sister of Lois Gutierrez, Minnie Vigil, and Thelma Talachy. This small bowl is fully polished and fired a deep black. There are nine Mimbres style quail encircling the piece. They are each etched with additional designs for their wings and around their eyes. They are looking at a little cricket or grasshopper on one section of the bowl! There are rain and cloud designs around the rim. The polishing is exceptional with a high glossy surface. This piece is signed on the bottom with her Tewa name “GoldenRod”.