Garcia, Greg – Red Double Shoulder Water Jar (1980s)
Greg Garcia was known for his use of classic Santa Clara forms for his pottery. He learned to make pottery from his grandmother, Severa Tafoya and also worked closely with his sister, Tina Garcia. This is one of his classic double shoulder water jars. The jar has the “rainbow ridge” or double shoulder, which is always technically difficult to make The jar also has a fluted or “raindrop” rim. There is an udulation in the clay and it is polished on top and bottom. The entire piece is fully polished. The jar was fired red. It is in very good condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair. It is signed on the bottom in the clay, “Greg Garcia”.