Garcia, Jessie – Wedding Vase with Lightning Designs (1970’s)
Jessie Garcia is one of the great names in Acoma pottery. Between 1950 and 1970, she along with Lucy Lewis and Marie Z. Chino, and Lolita Concho led the revival of Acoma pottery. This wedding vase is a classic shape with a carved handle. There are rain designs painted on the handle. The body of the piece is painted with a series of rain and lightning designs. It is painted with bee-weed (black) and traditionally fired. The jar is signed on the bottom, “Jessie Garcia”. It is in good condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair and some wear to the black.