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Garcia, Tammy – Open Bowl with Mimbres Rabbit (2019)

Garcia, Tammy – Open Bowl with Mimbres Rabbit (2019)

6"w x 3"h
$ 3,800.00
Availability: Out of stock

This new bowl by Tammy Garcia is a classic open bowl which is carved on the inside. The bowl has a Mimbres inspired rabbit as the design.  The rabbit is carved into the clay, which is always a challenge to work on the interior of the bowl.  The rabbit is carved in multiple layers and there are carved flowers and on the body of the rabbit are painted flowers.  There is a single inset piece of turquoise. The idea for the bowl is inspired by the Mimbres pottery of the 1100’s.  The vessels were simple and open with all the design work painted on the inside. The outside of this bowl is perfectly smooth and contrasts with the carved and polished interior.  The bowl is signed on the back and it sits in a museum mount which allows the design to easily be seen at any angle.  Tammy has won numerous awards for her pottery and been the recipient of the New Mexico Governor’s award.  It’s not surprising that with the intricate nature of her pottery she makes only about ten pieces of pottery a year.  Yes. Ten!  Yet each piece is unique and expands on her distinctive style and voice in the clay.


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Artist

Artist

Garcia, Tammy (b. 1969)

Tammy Garcia

Tammy Garcia 

Tammy Garcia is undoubtedly one of the most renown of Pueblo potters. She is a daughter of Linda Cain and sister to Autumn Borts-Medlock.  She is also the granddaughter of Mary Cain, great-granddaughter of Christina Naranjo and great-great-granddaughter of Sara Fina Tafoya.  Tammy learned to make pottery from her mother and continues the Pueblo traditions of using native clay as the foundation.  Her distinctive pottery bridges the gap between traditional and modern. The intricacy and precision of her carving are one of the attractions to her pottery and bronze art.  Tammy's pottery continues to evolve into new directions with each new idea. Amazingly, Tammy Garcia makes less than ten pieces a year. This small number is a reflection of the time involved in each section.  The building, designing, carving, polishing, and firing are labor intensive.  As a result of the time required, she never replicates a design or pot, and this is part of the dynamic process of her art. Tammy Garcia's distinctive forms and imagery create “stories” on the vessels. Her designs inspired by Pueblo life, animals, insects, pueblo stories or traditional images, are both traditional and contemporary.  The surface of her works are polished then carved, and there is always a fantastic balance of carved verses matte areas. Tammy’s pottery is in permanent collections and museums worldwide such as The Denver Art Museum, the Heard Museum, The Autry Museum among others. She has won multiple awards for her pottery and most recently was the subject of a one-woman exhibit at the National Museum of Women in the Arts.
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