Medicine Flower, Grace – Raccoon and Sun Seedpot (1977)
Grace Medicine Flower began her career making miniature pottery with incised designs. This is an intricate seedpot is from 1977. It is round in shape and fully polished. The seedpot is etched with two raccoons on the top. They look mischievous with the mushrooms in front of them! In the background above them is a sun and wind pattern. The matte background area is etched with a thin line design accentuating the detail of the polished areas. The seedpot is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair. It is signed on the bottom in the clay, “Grace Medicine Flower”.
When the pottery comes out the way she should, it’s always the Clay Lady. She’s the one who’s giving you all this. She’s a piece of clay in your hands that you were blessed with. For all the years I’ve been potting it’s taught me patience. If it brakes in the fire, then there’s next time. Have patience, enjoy what you are doing, and really, really talk to the Clay Lady. Like my dad said, prayers and patience.” Grace Medicine Flower, Spoken Through Clay