Garcia, Sarah – Bowl with Lightning 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 has a stylized lightning design. It is painted with alternating fineline and black patterns. The bowl was painted with bee-weed (black) and then traditionally fired outside so there are some color variations on the surface. It is signed on the bottom, “Sarah Garcia”. It is in very good with no chips, cracks, restoration, or repair.