Garcia, Jessie – Seedpot with Star & Cloud Design (1968)
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 seedpot is coil built and thin-walled. It is painted on the top with a star design surrounded by very small clouds and lightning designs. The star is painted with thin lines. It was traditionally fired which gives it some color variation on the surface. It is signed on the bottom, “J. Garcia”. It is in very good condition with no chips, cracks, restoration, or repair. There are a few small areas of spalling that are not unexpected from this time period. It was originally purchased in 1968.