Garcia, Tammy – Red Kiva Bowl
This is an early piece by Tammy Garcia from around 1990. It is a kiva bowl, which is a classic shape for Santa Clara Pueblo. The bowl is fully polished on the inside and the outside. The outside edge has a deeply carved line which extends around the piece. The area from the line to the inside rim is then matte. While a simple piece, it is always more complex to polish the inside and the outside of a piece, as the extra water from the slip can often cause a piece to crack. The bowl is signed “Tammy Borts” and it is in very good condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair. Today, Tammy’s work is much more complex with her carved designs. It is wonderful to see her early pieces and her innate creativity.