Medicine Flower, Grace – Small Jar with Avanyu (1985)
This small long neck jar by Grace Medicine Flower is from 1985. It is fully polished and has a round shoulder and an elongated neck. The shoulder of the jar has an incised avanyu encircling the piece. There are additional wave, rain, and cloud designs above the avanyu. The jar is signed on the bottom in the clay, “Grace Medicine Flower”. It is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks restoration, or repair.
Once you start designing it something just comes to you. You don’t put her aside. She tells you while your mind is still fresh to keep going. Even at night I’d have this dream about forming this piece of pottery. I would have dreams about it, think about it and then say, “This is the next one I’m going to do.” I would picture it. Once in a while I would draw it on a piece of paper while it was fresh in my mind.” Grace Medicine Flower, Spoken Through Clay