Marcus “Red Corn Child” and Virginia Garcia – Acoma

Published on August 10, 2014 by Carol

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Acoma Pottery – V. Garcia

Marcus “Red Corn Child” and Virginia Garcia are both full blooded Native American Indians that were born into the Acoma Pueblo. Marcus was born in 1937 and they are both members of the Sun Clan. Marcus was inspired to continue the family tradition of hand coiling pottery from his late Mother, Jessie Garcia. As a young child, Jessie taught Marcus all the fundamentals of pottery making the traditional way. He has seriously been making pottery since he was 17 years of age. The lucrative aspect of the business also played a roll in their interest in pottery making.

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Marcus and Virginia specialize in re-creating early or pre historical pottery and bowls. They both contribute equally to their hard work. All of their pottery is made by the traditional hand coiling method. He extracts his colors from minerals and natural plant life surrounding the Acoma Pueblo. Marcus and Virginia are known for their hand painted lizard patterns on pre-historic pottery.

They sign their pottery as: V. Garcia , Acoma, NM.

They are related to Tina Garcia (sister) who is also a practicing artist.

Awards:

  • 1989 New Mexico State Fair 1st & 2nd Place
  • 1992 Jemez Pueblo Arts & Crafts Show 1st Place
  • 1995 Gallup Inter-Tribal Ceremonial 2nd Place
  • Publications:

  • Southern Pueblo Pottery 2,000 Artist Biographies
  • Source: pueblodirect

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