Garcia, Jessie – Bowl with Bird Wing Designs (1960s)
Jessie Garcia 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 bowl is painted with a classic Acoma design. There black painted (bee-weed) designs that encircle the bowl. They create the optical illusion of the white wings in reverse. It was traditionally fired which gives it some color variation on the surface. It is signed on the bottom, “Jessie Garcia”. It is in very good condition with no chips, cracks, restoration, or repair. It was originally purchased in the 1960s.