Garcia, Jessie – Jar with Handle and Corn Design (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 is one of the few pieces we have had of her work with a handle. The jar or pitcher is painted with a corn and mountain design. The handle extends from the rim to the shoulder and has lines representing rain. It is always exciting when pieces like this survive over time, as handles are fragile. The pitcher 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.