Medicine Flower, Grace – Seed Jar with Hummingbirds, Butterflies, & Roses (1980)
This is a very intricately designed jar by Grace Medicine Flower. The piece is from 1980. It is one of her classic tall seed jars. The front medallion is fully designed with hummingbirds, butterflies, and roses. Each is delicately etched into the clay. Note the background matte area, which is more deeply incised lines near the top. The remainder of the jar is fully polished and fired a deep red. 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.