Tammy Garcia

Floral Frame


6.5 x 6.25 x 6.25 in.
I was a teenager when I started working with clay. On learning that it was the placement of the coil that determines 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 courage to evolve and trust my instincts. I made this piece with them in mind. Carved at various levels and using texture to separate design, this jar depicts a Native woman carrying a water jar in the traditional manner with a floral frame surrounding her.