Garcia, Sarah – 11″ Tall Corrugated Water Jar (1960s)
Sarah Garcia (1928-2015) was born at Laguna Pueblo to Maria Trujillo. However, she spent her adult life at Acoma Pueblo. She, along with Jessie Garcia, Lucy M. Lewis, and Marie Z. Chino, was largely responsible for the revival of Anasazi and Tularosa designs on contemporary Acoma vessels. This is a large piece of her pottery. It is coil-built and at the shoulder, there are 13 rows of corrugation. The corrugation is created by leaving the coil exposed and pushing in on it with a triangular object (to create the triangular shape). The neck and base of the water jar are plain in contrast. The jar was traditionally fired so there are color variations on the surface. It is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration, or repair. It is signed on the bottom, “Sarah Garcia”.