Medicine Flower, Grace – Jar with Deer and Rabbit (1981)
This jar by Grace Medicine Flower is from 1981. It is fully polished and etched with designs. The jar has a wide shoulder and a short neck. The design is a deer and rabbit. Below them are plant designs and behind are lightly etched cloud formations. The back of the seedpot has a very small “medicine flower” etched into the clay. Note the additional use of a green clay slip. The colorful clay slips were given to Grace by her brother Joseph Lonewolf. She only used them for a short time and then when she ran out she no longer had these colors on her pottery. However, they created a dynamic appearance in her work for a few years. Interestingly, Grace would always etch her pottery before it was fired. It is a classic jar in both form and design. Theis signed on the bottom in the clay, “Grace Medicine Flower”. It is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks restoration or repair.