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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.