Garcia, Tina – Large Black Water Jar with Raindrop Rim (1988)
Tina Garcia was well known for her focus on traditional shape and plainware Santa Clara pottery. This large water jar is one of her classic pieces. It is an exceptional large jar. The shape has a round shoulder with a sharp ridge. It dips down and then extends up to the rim. I took a photo of the jar on its side to show the depth of the indention. The rim is fluted or has what is called a “Rain drop” rim. The jar is highly polished and fired a deep black. Tina was always focused on form and polish and this created some exceptional vessels. It is signed on the bottom in the clay. It is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.