Borts-Medlock, Autumn & Linda Cain – Turtle Tall Kiva Jar
2.5"w x 8.5"h
This is a extraordinary piece by Autumn Borts-Medlock and her mother, Linda Cain. Over the years they have created some extraordinary collaborative pieces. This jar has kiva steps carved into the rim of the piece. The center of the piece is carved with a flower, which is matte and has small pin-point indentions. The center of the flower has a turtle and a single inset piece of turquoise on its back. There are three lightning arrows, which are polished, extruding from the petals of the flower. The remainder of the piece has a micaceous clay slip. The matte, polished and micaceous slipped areas creates a striking appearance for this jar! Autumn is a sister of noted potter Tammy Garcia. Both Autumn and Linda have won numerous awards for their pottery, recognizing their creative and contemporary style of carving.