Santa Clara Pueblo Red Carved Pictorial Pottery Jar by Linda Cain [SOLD]


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Linda Cain, Yellow Corn, Santa Clara Potter

Award winning artist Linda Cain is still actively making carved redware and blackware, seed jars, jars and bowls from Santa Clara Pueblo.  This tall and elegant stone polished red jar with carved corn stalk designs was made by Linda in 2002.  There are four carved corn stalks on the body of the jar. The rim and interior are beautifully finished tan clay that is smooth and evidence of the potter’s attention to detail.  The bottom one inch of the jar is covered in stone-polished red slip. The jar is signed with the name of the potter and the date 2/02.

Artist Signature - Linda Cain,Yellow Corn, Santa Clara Pueblo PotterLinda Cain (1949- ) Yellow Corn, is a daughter of Mary Cain, who passed away in 2010 at the age of 95 years. Linda’s sisters are Tina Diaz, Joy Cain, and Margie Tannin, all three of whom are potters of distinction.  Linda’s daughters are Autumn Borts and Tammy Garcia, nationally recognized potters.  To back up another two generations, Linda Cain is the granddaughter of Christina Naranjo and the great granddaughter of Sara Fina Tafoya (Autumn Leaf).  Christina Naranjo and Margaret Tafoya were sisters. Now, one can see a very large family of talented potters which helps put the quality of this polished red jar in perspective.

Linda has been published in no less than seven national publications and been included in four major exhibitions—Seven Families in Pueblo Pottery, Santa Fe Indian Market, Southwestern Arts, and Eight Northern Indian Pueblos Arts and Crafts Show.

She deserves all the credit she has received because she is an outstanding and accomplished ceramicist.

Condition: this Santa Clara Pueblo Red Carved Pictorial Pottery Jar by Linda Cain is in very good condition

Provenance: from a collection of contemporary pottery of a family from New Jersey

Recommended Reading

- Fourteen Families in Pueblo Pottery by Rick Dillingham

- Pueblo Indian Pottery: 750 Artist Biographies by Gregory Schaaf

Relative Links: Santa Clara PuebloMary and Willie CainTammy GarciaContemporary Southwest Indian Pottery

Linda Cain, Yellow Corn, Santa Clara Potter
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