Garcia, Sarah – Plate with Double Birds (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 is one of the few plates we have had by Sarah. It was originally purchased in the late 1960s. The plate is very thin-walled and polished on the front. It is painted using bee-weed (a plant) for the black. IT has two interconnected birds as the design. Her use of black, fine-line, and negative space is striking on this piece! The plate 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.