Wildflower, Theresa – Mini Jar with Sculpted Snake and Frog Lid (1980s)
5/8"w x 5/8"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 is half-scale in size, so although it is small, it is as intricate as her pieces that are made to scale. This jar has a sculpted coral snake encircling the piece. It is carved in relief on the surface of the jar. The lid is a tiny frog with big eyes! The piece is signed on the bottom with her hallmark. It is in very good 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.