Medicine Flower, Grace – Wide Seed Jar with Hummingbirds & Flowers (1977)
This is a very intricately designed wide seed jar by Grace Medicine Flower. The piece is from 1977. It is a classic shape that is wide with a short neck. The entire piece is fully polished. The top is fully designed with three hummingbirds. There are also etched feathers. It is a complex pattern that matches the shape. Note the background area which is vertically etched into the clay. The designs were etched into the clay before it was fired. That gives each piece a more delicate design but also added risk if it would break during firing. 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.