2003. Tapestry Press.
From the Jacket:
Award-winning Santa Clara Pueblo artist Tammy Garcia is best known for her visionary pottery. Her work is propelled forward by her contemporary worldview, yet firmly grounded in Pueblo tradition with her use of ancient imagery and design motifs. This superbly illustrated book encourages readers to immerse their senses in Tammy Garcia\'s boundless creations. Each piece bears witness to her quest for perfection, her restless creative spirit, and her imaginative passion. The works presented in this book are rare gifts as she limits her production in order to perfect fewer pieces with absolute artistic freedom.
Garcia shapes clay beyond what we thought possible, and her flawless technique demonstrates her mastery of the form. Yet she presses onward into new modes of creative expression. These pages also magnificently display her bronze sculpture, jewelry, and collaborative work.
At the same time, Tammy continues to push the edges and redefine the essence of Pueblo pottery: I enjoy creating pieces that there is no name for, that cannot be categorized, states Garcia. I love this sense that there is no classification-it gives a sense of being ahead of the times. Yet, at the same time, what I do is so strongly rooted in tradition and culture. People have said that my work is non-traditional. But how do you define that? If you can look back in the past, it is easy to group things; what is contemporary today will be traditional tomorrow.