Medicine Flower, Grace – Seedpot with Bears (1987)
This is a very intricate seedpot by Grace Medicine Flower. It is from 1987 and fully polished. The piece has two bears as the central design. However, note how Grace carved with various layers into the clay! There are the bears then the rock and then the background. There is striking depth on this piece which shows up in the shadows. Surrounding the bears are feather, cloud, and rain designs. The remainder of the piece is fully polished and traditionally fired. Interestingly, Grace would always etch her pottery before it was fired. It is signed on the bottom in the clay, “Grace Medicine Flower”. It is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks restoration, or repair.