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Autumn Borts-Medlock is known for her often fancifully carved pottery. This piece is a small water jar with a carved shoulder and carved rim. The rim of the jar is carved in the shape of a flower. The flower leaves extend down on the side of the jar. The leaves are slipped white, red, and micaceous. They are carved with a sharp edge at the top. On each side is a large butterfly. The wings are polished red and the body is polished tan. The wings are incised and highlighted with white clay slip. The bottom of the jar is stippled to create texture. The jar is signed on the bottom in the clay, “Autumn Borts-Medlock”.