Borts-Medlock, Autumn – Seedpot with Fish (2002)
Autumn Borts-Medlock is known for her often fanciful carved pottery. This bowl is carved with two fish as the central design. Separating the two fish is a clam shell. The fish are polished red while the clam is tan polished and there is a micaceous mauve colored clay. The top has little round carved circles which are the “air bubbles” and there are also white areas which are the movement of waves. The piece is a striking use of carving and clay colorations to create a complex design. The seedpot is from 2002 and it is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.