Virginia Garcia

Santa Clara
Santa Clara/San Juan potter Virginia Garcia
Plain polished red jar with a pie crust rim, by Virginia Garcia
 

The youngest sister of Greg and Tina Garcia, Virginia Garcia was born at Santa Clara Pueblo to Lydia Tafoya and Santiago Garcia (of San Juan Pueblo) in 1963. She grew up in a family of well-known potters from both Santa Clara and San Juan.

Like her siblings, Virginia eschewed the carving of clay pots and chose to create a more traditional style of Santa Clara pottery. Most of her creations are of classic shapes and often plain (except for traditional bear paw imprints on some of her pieces).

Virginia was also a student of the firing process and learned to cause a distinctive "plum" coloring through her firing technique.

Virginia started winning major awards for her work before she was 30 years old. In 1991 she earned a 1st Place ribbon for an undecorated wedding vase at Santa Fe Indian Market. In 1993 she earned a 2nd Place ribbon for another wedding vase at Santa Fe Indian Market. There were other awards, too, over the years, several from the annual Eight Northern Pueblos Arts and Crafts Show. Virginia also has had exhibitions of her work at Santa Fe Indian Market (1992-1999) and at the Eight Northern Pueblos Arts and Crafts Show in 1999.

Virginia is still alive but not producing pottery any more.



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(505) 986-1234 - www.andreafisherpottery.com - All Rights Reserved