Garcia, Jessie – Bowl with Lightning and Rain Designs (1968)
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 combination of Acoma designs. There are fine-line rain designs and lighting patterns extending from the rim. From the base are mountains and there is a vertical band of lightning designs. The result is a modernist appearance to the jar. 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 1968.