Garcia, Tina – Large Red Plate with Three Bear Paws (1990s)
Tina Garcia was well known for her focus on traditional shape and plainware Santa Clara pottery. This is one of her few plates. It is fully polished and impressed with three large bear paws as the design. The plate was traditionally fired and is a deep red coloration. The bear paws are part of a story where a bear led the Pueblo people to water during a drought. It is signed on the back in the clay, “Tina Garcia”. It is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration, or repair.