Garcia, Tammy – Jar with Butterflies & Melon Rib Cloud Swirls (2000)
Tammy Garcia is known for her contemporary designs and use of traditional clay. This jar was made in 2000. It is a striking shape with with a round body and small neck. The design is a series of six butterflies encircling the jar. They are slipped with a brown polished clay and the heads are matte red. Near the base of the jar are flowers and Tammy has creatively used the angular melon ribs to represent the air, clouds and paths of the butterflies! The piece has an elegance of form and flow of design in every direction it is turned. The jar is signed on the bottom in the clay. It is in excellent condition, with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair. Tammy has won numerous awards for her pottery for nearly the past 30 years. Her creative work in clay, glass and bronze is found in museums worldwide. It is exciting to see how her contemporary work continues to move Pueblo pottery forward with it innovations.
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