Medicine Flower, Grace – Polychrome Jar with Five Mudheads (1978)
Grace Medicine Flower began her career making miniature pottery with incised designs. This jar is from 1978. It is one of her earlier polychrome pieces. It is a small jar with a short neck. It is slipped white and painted with five mudhead clowns. They are just sitting around the shoulder of the jar! The use of the brown and black coloration against the white is striking. The jar is signed on the bottom, “Grace Medicine Flower”. It is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair. It is definitely a piece of history by this exceptional potter!