Garcia, Jessie – Plate with Spiraling Cloud 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 plate is made from native clay and painted with bee-weed. It has a wind design in the center and it is surrounded by spiraling clouds in several bands. It is a bold geometric design. It was traditionally fired which gives it some color variation on the surface. It is signed on the back, “Jessie Garcia”. It is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration, or repair.