Garcia, Tina – Red Bowl with Bear Paws (2000)
Tina Garcia was well known for her focus on traditional shape and plain ware Santa Clara pottery. This bowl is from around 2000 and it is a classic piece of her pottery. The bowl is very round in shape and there are two large bear paws impressed in the sides. The entire piece is fully polished and fired a deep red. 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 bottom in the clay, “Tina Garcia”. It is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.