SANTA CLARA by GOLDENROD (Gloria Garcia) SGRAFFITO ETCHED - MUSEUM QUALITY. This lovely black pot with red highlights measures approximately 2 1/2" wide x 2" high and is signed Goldenrod.
This is an exceptional pot by this amazing artist with 7 different dancers, red highlights (no fading) and intricate etchings. From Adobe Gallery and Ancient Nations. "Goldenrod" (which she uses in signing all her pottery) is the given native name for Gloria Garcia (1942 -present), daughter of Petra Gutierrez of the Santa Clara pueblo. Active from 1974 to the present.
Among her siblings are Thelma Talachy, Lois Gutierrez de la Cruz and Minnie Vigil. Her sons are Jason Garcia & John David Garcia, Jr. Her husband John is the half-brother of Tina Garcia, Greg Garcia and Virginia Garcia.
She earned 1st Place and Best of Division ribbons at the Santa Fe Indian Market in 1977 and many prestigious awards since. She has work in the permanent collection of the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, DC. Goldenrod specializes in hand coiled and sgraffito seed jars. She hand polishes and hand etches her designs without the use of any stencils.Gloria gathers her raw clumps of clay, volcanic ash, and natural vegetation. She breaks down the clumps of clay and the volcanic ash into a fine powder form and hand mixes it with water to produce a fine medium, once that has been obtained Her work features a variety of designs such as horses, buffalo, corn maidens, Avanyu (water serpent), butterflies, rain clouds, deer, bear, bear paws and redwing blackbirds.
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This is our #1 priority. If there is a hallmark, I will do my best to identify the artist. The item "Santa Clara Pottery GOLDENROD (Gloria Garcia) 2 1/2 x 2 SGRAFFITO BOWL" is in sale since Tuesday, February 2, 2021.
This item is in the category "Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Native American\ US\1935-Now\Pottery". The seller is "lcbergh" and is located in Florence, Oregon. This item can be shipped to United States.