Garcia, Jessie – 12″ Tall Corrugated Wedding Vase (1970s)
This is a striking large wedding vase by Jessie Garcia. She is one of the great names in Acoma pottery. Between 1950 and 1970, she along with Lucy Lewis and Marie Z. Chino, led the revival of Acoma pottery. This is one of her larger corrugated wedding vases we have seen. The vase has a round body and short spouts. The body of the vase is fully corrugated in style. “Corrugated” means that each individual coil is left exposed and she would press them down to create the triangular design. The result is a striking appearance as it seems as if each row overlaps the one below. The two spouts are plain and the handle has three bands of design. The form works well to the eye with the round shape and shorter spouts. The wedding vase was traditionally fired, so there is some slight color variation from the fire. The jar is signed on the bottom, “Jessie Garcia”. It is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration, or repair.