Garcia, Tammy – Open Flower Bowl with Dragonfly (2019)
This bowl by Tammy Garcia is a classic open bowl which is carved on the inside. The bowl itself is fluted, and when set in a stand so it looks like a flower! The inside of the bowl is carved with a dragonfly and flowers. The flowers are carved at various depths and polished both tan and red. There is a single piece of Sleeping Beauty Turquoise inset into a flower. Tammy’s geometric patterns swirl behind the large dragonfly. 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. Yet each piece is unique and expands on her distinctive style and voice in the clay.