Virginia Garcia

Santa Clara Pueblo

As the youngest sister of Tina and Greg Garcia, Virginia Garcia is also a niece of Angela Baca and a granddaughter of Severa Tafoya. Her mother, Lydia Tafoya, was from Santa Clara Pueblo, her father, Santiago Garcia, from San Juan Pueblo. Virginia was born in 1963 and grew up on Santa Clara Pueblo watching her mother, her grandmother and her aunt make pottery. She really started learning when she started helping them.

Virginia has been producing pottery since 1987 and specializes in redware and blackware jars, bowls and vases. She has earned numerous ribbons at Santa Fe Indian Market.

Fluted rim on a polished red jar
Polished red jar with fluted rim
7.25 in H by 7 in Dia
Bear paw imprint on a polished black jar
Polished black jar decorated with a bear paw imprint
6.5 in H by 7 in Dia
Plain red jar well polished
Plain polished red jar
2.5 in H by 5.5 in Dia
Plain red jar highly polished
Highly polished undecorated red jar
3.25 in H by 7.75 in Dia
3 bear paw imprints on a polished red jar
Polished red jar decorated with three bear paw imprints
5 in H by 7 in Dia
Carved black melon jar

2.25 in H by 5.25 in Dia

Santa Clara Pueblo Potters