Garcia, Jessie – Bowl with Interlocking Birds and Checkerboard (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 interlocking birds around the sides of the piece. There are eight birds in a triangle form. The rim of the jar has a checkerboard pattern with alternating white and fine-line squares. It was traditionally fired which gives it some color variation on the surface. It is signed on the bottom, “Jessie Garcia”. It is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration, or repair. It was originally purchased in the 1960s.