Two (2) Santa Clara Pottery Jars. 1st item: Virginia Garcia (b. 1963) Santa Clara Pueblo pottery jar with incised bear claw marks to the flaring neck and Garcia's distinctive plum colored glaze. Signed on the base "Virginia Garcia/SC/SJ". 9 1/2" H. 20th century. Note: Virginia is a sister of noted potters Tina and Greg Garcia. She is a daughter of Lydia Tafoya and a granddaughter of Severa Tafoya. She is also an aunt of Jason Garcia. Virginia is known for her traditional style of pottery focusing on classic Santa Clara shapes. She also created a distinctive "plum" color in her pottery in the late 1990's. This coloration was created through her firing technique. (Courtesy King Galleries, Scottsdale, Arizona. 2nd item: Alton Komalestewa (Hopi-Tewa, b. 1959) melon form pottery jar with orange glaze and deep ribbing. Incised signature "Alton Komalestewa" on the base. 6 1/8" H x approx. 9" dia. Provenance: The Estate of Larry Casey, Jackson, Tennessee. CONDITION: 1st item: Overall very good condition, some powder residue from glaze. 2nd item: Minute fleabite to interior edge of rim, otherwise overall very good condition.
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