Medicine Flower, Grace & Camillio Tafoya – Large Red & Black Wedding Vase (1970-1)
This an unusual collaborative piece by Grace Medicine Flower and her father, Camilio Tafoya. It is from the early 1970’s and it was fired “black-and-red”. It is a distinctive firing technique where the piece is covered before the manure is put on to turn it black. The bowl was made by Camilio and polished by Grace. She would then etch the designs into the clay before it was fired. This piece has Koshari clowns dancers on either side. They are in the center of the red “two-tone” medallion. The sides of the lip on the spouts are also two-tone red. It is signed on the bottom in the clay, “Grace Medicne Flower and Camilio Tafoya”. The wedding vase is in good condition with no chips,cracks, restoration or repair and a few light surface scratches.