Tammy Garcia is one of the best known potters from Santa Clara Pueblo. Her unique ability to create highly refined ceramic works with such rare variety and depth remains the cornerstone of her success and has earned her the reputation as one of the most collectible living Pueblo potters of our day. This piece of Native American blackware pottery by Tammy Garcia is signed including her maiden name, "Borts".
The 2 1/4 inch by 2 3/4 inch jar is a highly polished, exceptionally well carved, with thin walls and perfect proportions. Tammy is the daughter of Linda Cain and the sister of Autumn Borts Metlock. This piece of Indian pottery is in perfect condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.
Tammy Garcia was born into an eminent line of potters from the Santa Clara Pueblo. It is a line that boasts four generations of artists, including the great Serafina Tafoya, and Margaret Tafoya, along with her sister Christina Naranjo, and they are regarded as some of the finest Pueblo potters.Subsequent generations of potters in the family included Mary Cain, and Linda Cain, Tammy Garcia's mother. Garcia carves her pots by etching the entire surface of the vessel, as opposed to a single band of design along the circumference. She began pushing the boundaries to experiment with different designs, three-dimensionality, and, eventually, symmetrical and asymmetrical shapes. She is inspired by classic Pueblo motifs, but has integrated non-traditional sources into her work. At the age of 21, she was awarded first prize at the Gallup Intertribal Ceremonials, the first of many awards she has received. Starting in 1999, Garcia branched out into bronze, and now creates both ceramics and bronze sculptures. Even as a teenager, Garcia's works have been exhibited extensively, including a Tammy Garcia Retrospective at the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art in Indianapolis in 2005 and Beyond Tradition: The Pueblo Pottery of Tammy Garcia at the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, D. Garcia has said that, Being named the MIAC Living Treasure is a special honor for me....
The Museum of Indian Art and Culture's collections are an important trove of historic and ancient designs, which provide inspiration for so many artists, especially when they start out. In 2012, her work titled Out of Sight won the James R. Her work is included in numerous books on fine Native American art. The item "Tammy Borts Garcia Renown Potter Santa Clara" is in sale since Sunday, January 27, 2019.This item is in the category "Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Native American\ US\1935-Now\Pottery". The seller is "raynakopec" and is located in Cleveland, Ohio. This item can be shipped to United States.