Medicine Flower, Grace – Jar with Hummingbirds (1983)
This is a very intricately designed jar by Grace Medicine Flower. The piece is from 1983. It is one of her classic long neck jars. There is a large medallion on the jar with two hummingbirds. As the jar is turned there are two more hummingbirds. The birds are surrounded by traditional Santa Clara cloud and wind designs. The shoulder of the jar has a geometric cloud pattern. The neck of the jar is plain. The jar is very highly polished. Grace would etch all the designs into her pottery before the pieces were fired. That gives each piece a more delicate design but also added risk if it would break during firing. Theis signed on the bottom in the clay, “Grace Medicine Flower”. It is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks restoration or repair.