Wildflower, Theresa – Mini Jar with Carved Flowers and Flower Lid (1980s)
1.25"w x 1"h (w/ lid)
Theresa Wildflower was known for her miniature pottery. Each piece was made as a miniature version of a larger vessel and she would incorporate the work of various tribes and Pueblos. This jar is one of the most complicated I’ve seen of her work. The lid is a single flower. However, it is the shoulder of the jar that is amazing. It is cut through with a flower and leaves that encircle the piece! It is amazingly detailed for the size and a surprise that it didn’t break in carving. The piece is signed on the bottom with her hallmark. It is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration, or repair.
Theresa Wildflower was unique among potters as her specialty was miniatures. She would create miniature masterpieces which were to scale (1" = 1') and "half-scale" ( 1/2" = 1'). While she no longer makes pottery, her pieces are amazing for the variety of their styles and the intricacy of the painting.