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Garcia, Tina – Red Jar with Bear Paws (1991)

Garcia, Tina – Red Jar with Bear Paws (1991)

8.5"w x 6.5"h
$ 900.00
Availability: In stock

Tina Garcia was well known for her focus on traditional shape and plain ware Santa Clara pottery.  This jar was from 1991 and it is a classic piece of her pottery.  The jar has a sharp shoulder and it slopes up to the mouth.  There are three bear paws impressed into the clay.  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 Garica”.  It is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.


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Artist

Artist

Garcia, Tina (1957-2005)

Tina Garcia was a sister of Greg Garcia, Virginia Garcia and John Garica.  She was a granddaughter of Severa Tafoya.  Tina won numerous awards for her pottery at Santa Fe Indian Market and the Heard Market. She was known for her use of traditional shapes and her exquisite polishing. Her pottery can be found at the Heard Museum, the Denver Art Museum and other museums around the country.
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