Garcia, Jessie – Jar with Snow and Cloud 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 jar has a low shoulder and sloping neck. It is painted with bee-weed (black) to create the black-on-white designs. The shoulder of the jar has a checkerboard snow pattern. The squares are white, black, and fine-line. The neck of the jar has triangular cloud designs with fine-line in alternating ones. The jar 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.