Garcia, Sarah – Bowl with Lightning and Rain Designs (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. Her daughter Goldie Hayah continues making pottery. This bowl is very intricately painted. There are fine-line rain designs along with black cloud patterns. Together they create lightning designs that extend from the rim to the base. The bowl was traditionally fired outside so there are some color variations on the surface. It is signed on the bottom, “S. Garcia”. It is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration, or repair. It was originally purchased in the late 1960s.