Garcia, Sarah – Large Seed Jar with Mimbres Fish (1970s)
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. Her daughter Goldie Hayah continues making pottery. This large seed jar is fully painted on the top. There are two large catfish as part of the design. The remainder has lightning, cloud, and rain designs. It is certainly easy to see how she put designs together from both Mimbres and Chaco Canyon pottery. There is a strong symmetry in the design. The piece 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.