Garcia, Sarah – Large Face Bowl with Mountain Designs (1970s)
This is an exceptional piece by Sarah Garcia (1928-2015). Sarah, 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 bowl is coil-built, thin-walled, and tightly painted with bee-weed and clay slips. Sarah was famous for her “face pots”. This bowl has a face on one side with extended ears, nose, and open mouth. The ears have silver and bead earrings. What’s interesting about his piece is that when it is turned, there is a mountain and flower design on the opposite side. It is painted with lots of thin lines! It is a complex piece both in form and design. It was 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 condition with no chips, cracks, restoration, or repair.