Garcia, Jessie – Large Jar with Mountain Designs (1970s)
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 a classic Acoma shape with the high shoulder and sloping neck. The jar is fully painted with with a series of interlocking triangles. The triangles are filled in with either fine-line patterns or additional triangles. They are snow, rain, and mountain designs. It is a dynamic design which emphasizes the shape of the bowl. The jar is painted with bee-weed (black) and traditionally fired. It is signed on the bottom, “Jessie Garcia” It is in very good condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair. There is some surface spalling which can be seen in the photos and is not unexpected.