Tammy Garcia



Santa Clara Pueblo natural clay
7.5 x 7.5 in.
13.5 x 13.5 x 2 in. (framed)
1 available / 1
I was a teenager when I started working with clay. After learning that it was the placement of the coil that determined the shape of the vessel, I would make the water jar again and again in various sizes and shapes. My grandmothers seemed fearless when it came to making pottery, and it would be their confidence that inspired me to have the courage to evolve and trust my instincts. I create with them in mind. I carve at various levels and use texture to separate designs in ways that honor their teachings and traditions, but with the innovation required to take that bold courage to new heights and levels. I wish for my work to inspire those who come to this task after me to approach life—and art—in that same fierce spirit.