Garcia, Tina – Red Water Jar with Indented Shoulder and Bear Paws (1990s)

5.25"w x 7.5"h

$ 850.00

Tina Garcia was well known for her focus on traditional shape and plainware Santa Clara pottery. This water jar is classic in both form and color.  The jar has a sharp shoulder which dips down before extending up to the neck.  It is this indention at the shoulder, which is difficult at times to see in photos but easy to feel, which was a distinctive technique of Tina’s pottery.  The result is often the “surprise” of feeling it when it is not really seen.  The jar has a longer neck with two bear paws impressed into the clay.  The jar has a “raindrop” or fluted rim.  The jar is fully polished and traditionally 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.