Garcia, Tina – Red Bowl with Three Bear Paws (1990s)

9.25"w x 4.5"h

$ 1,000.00

Tina Garcia was well known for her focus on traditional shapes and plainware Santa Clara pottery. This is one of her most iconic forms with a wide shoulder and flat top.  The jar is highly polished and fired to a deep red coloration.  There are three bear paws impressed into the clay before it was stone polished.  The bear paws are part of a story where a bear led the Pueblo people to water during a drought.  The bowl is fully stone polished to a glossy shine and fired red.  It is signed on the bottom in the clay, “Tina Garcia”.  It is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration, or repair.