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Jessie Garcia, Jessue C. Garcia

Biography to Display: 

Born 1910 Acoma Pueblo, New Mexico

Died 1990 Acoma Pueblo, New Mexico

 

BIOGRAPHY

Jessie Garcia is a Native American potter known for coil pots, signature “corrugated” style coil pots, and animal figurines, all made with locally sourced clay and natural pigments. Garcia’s corrugated texture pots were made by pressing a stamp into each coil layer, instead of using her fingers. It is a modern twist on a traditional technique and unique to her. Garcia’s small figurative work, which often depicted animals, were also coil built and featured geometric line designs.

Along with Marie Z. Chino and Lucy M. Lewis, Garcia was a key figure in the Anasazi revival style of the period 1950 to 1970. All three ceramic artists are from the Acoma Pueblo in New Mexico; their pots share similar characteristics with traditional pots, including thin walls, fluted rims, and thin line geometric designs, often in black and white, and also polychrome slips, made from natural, locally sourced materials.

Garcia is the mother of Anita Lowden and Stella Shutiva and mother-in-law of Sarah Garcia, all three are considered to be important potters in their own right.

Public Collections

Public Collections to Display: 

American Museum of Ceramic Art, Pomona, California

Bibliography

Bibliography to Display: 

Dillingham, Rick, et al. Acoma & Laguna Pottery. 1st ed, School of American Research Press ; Distributed by the University of Washington Press, 1992.

Schaaf, Gregory, et al. Pueblo Indian Pottery: 750 Artist Biographies ; c. 1800 - Present ; with Value/Price Guide Featuring over 20 Years of Auction Records. 1. ed, CIAC Press, 2000.

“Jessie Garcia (1910-1990) Biography.” Mark Sublette Medicine Man Gallery. Last accessed: 16 December 2021.  https://www.medicinemangallery.com/jessie-garcia-b-1910-1999-biography

“Jessie Garcia.” Artist Biography and Facts, askART, Last accessed: 16 December 2021. https://www.askart.com/artist/Jessie_Garcia/11300949/Jessie_Garcia.aspx

“Pueblo Clay: America’s First Pottery.” Resource Library: American Museum of Ceramic Arts, May 17-July 12, 2008.  Last accessed: 16 December 2021. http://www.tfaoi.com/aa/8aa/8aa108.htm

 

 

 

 

 

Center for Craft This research was supported by a Craft Research Fund Grant from the Center For Craft
   
AMOCA American Museum of Ceramic Art American Museum of Ceramic Art

 

Typical Marks

 “Jessie Garcia Acoma N-Mex” written in black slip (not incised), printed

Olla
Form: Vessel
Materials: Earthenware
Method: Coiled (Earthenware, with Z pattern.)
Surface Technique: Burnished, Slip
Crocker Art Museum, promised gift of Loren G. Lipson, M.D.
Crocker Art Museum, promised gift of Loren G. Lipson, M.D.
Olla
Date: 1967lo
Form: Vessel
Materials: Local Clay
Method: Hand Built
American Museum of Ceramic Art 2004.2.365, gift of The American Ceramic Society
American Museum of Ceramic Art 2004.2.365, gift of The American Ceramic Society

Citation: Beul, Jasmine. "The Marks Project." Last modified December 28, 2021. http://www.themarksproject.org:443/marks/garcia