Year Flower, Lucy – Plainware Jar with Two Bear Paws (1973)
Lucy Year Flower was a daughter-in-law of Camilio Tafoya and a sister-in-law of Joseph Lonewolf and Grace Medicine Flower. She began making pottery in the 1970s and was known for her flowing carved designs. This is an early piece of her pottery from 1973. It is a low shoulder water jar that is highly polished. The jar has two impressed bear paws on either side. She fully polished over them, so they are hard to see in the photos. The jar is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration, or repair. It is signed, “Lucy Year Flower” on the bottom.