Garcia, Jessie – Jar with Interlocking Cloud and Rain (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 jar is painted with a very unusual variation of a cloud and rain design. The mountain and cloud patterns are filled with hatchwork designs. The thin rain lines separate the larger designs. 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.