Garcia, Virginia – Jar with Bear Paws (1994)
This water jar by Virginia Garcia is a classic shape for Santa Clara pottery. The jar has a shape inspired by the storage jar with a round body but there is a sharp shoulder before it extends up to the neck. There are three bear paws as the design, which are impressed into the clay. The entire jar is fully polished and fired a black coloration. Virginia is a sister of noted potters Tina Garcia and Greg Garcia. While Virginia is no longer making pottery, this is certainly an outstanding example of her skill. It is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair. It is signed on the bottom in the clay, ‘Virginia Garcia”.