Garcia, Sarah – Bowl with Lightning and Rain (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, were largely responsible for the revival of Anasazi and Tularosa designs on contemporary Acoma vessels. This bowl is coil-built and thin-walled. There are eight sections of lightning separated by eight bands of rain. The vertical rain designs have small dots, which is unusual and seen on her earlier pottery. The bowl was traditionally fired outside so there are some color variations on the surface. It is signed on the bottom, “Sarah Garcia”. It is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration, or repair.