Wildflower, Theresa – Mini Turtle Storyteller with 7 Children (1980s)
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 storyteller is inspired by the Cochiti storytellers and especially the turtle storytellers of Helen Cordero. This piece has a turtle with its head turned. There are seven children sitting on its back on top of a painted rug. They are each individualized and in a different position. The piece is painted black, white, and red in the classic Cochiti style. The piece is signed on the bottom with her hallmark. It is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration, or repair.