Cain, Linda – Square Seedpot withBird & Kiva Step Designs
2.5"w x 2"h
This is an intricately carved square miniature seedpot by Linda Cain. She is a daughter of Mary Cain and the mother of potters Tammy Garcia and Autumn Borts-Medlock. This seedpot has flat sides and each side is deeply carved with designs. There are mountain, cloud, lightning, and kiva step pattern. The sides are fully polished red. The top has a micaceous clay slip and is carved with a bird pattern. The contrast of the tan mica and the polished sides is striking. For such a small piece, she has carved deeply into the clay, which is always more difficult. The seedpot is signed on the bottom.