Effie & Orville Garcia Santa Clara Pueblo Indian Potter

This couple creates the finest “carved and outlined” style of Santa Clara pottery. The practice of outlining of carved designs was invented by Effie’s mother, Victoria Gutierrez, but Effie and Orville have mastered this style. They are widely imitated but no one else has attained the extraordinarily high quality of this couple.

They have entered Santa Fe Indian Market for many years and have won innumerable awards including “Best in Division” and “Best of Classification. Orville is from Acoma Pueblo but has lived in Santa Clara for many years and has perfected the local style of pottery. Their son, Adrian Garcia, is married to Madeline Naranjo and together they make unique and beautiful pottery. Adrian incises bear paws of one of his parents’s most popular styles.

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