VERY RARE Santa Clara Pueblo Pottery Sculpture Grace Medicine Flower 2 Rabbits on a High Polished Egg 83675 Mark. Condition : No damage or repairs.Grace Medicine Flower at one of our Gallery Shows. Her name alone describes her work and her persona... She is an elegant beauty among Santa Clara potters who continues to be one of the most innovative and influential potters working today. Her intricately designed butterflies and hummingbirds remind the viewer of our delicate relationship with nature. Each piece is a reflection of her connection to the earth and the Clay Lady and the traditional and history of the Santa Clara pueblo. As a child, Grace was surrounded by potters such as her mother Agapita, her father Camilio Tafoya and her aunt, Margaret Tafoya. She began to work in clay making traditionally styled pottery. In the late 1960s, Grace and her brother Joseph were among the first on Santa Clara to begin using the sgraffito technique to carve their designs into the clay. Amazingly, Grace uses a knife or a specially sharpened nail to carve and create her masterpieces. Her early pieces were signed, Grace Hoover, then they were signed with Grace and a four petal flower.
Today, she signs her work, Grace Medicine Flower, with a flower beneath her name. All of her work is made in the traditional coil method and then pit fired outside. Grace has been greatly honored throughout her career for her innovative work. She has been visited by Jackie Kennedy-Onasis, invited to the White House and has pieces in collections and museums around the world. In the 1970s, , Grace and here brother Joseph were both honored by the stare of New Mexico with the production of a medal in honor of their contribution to Santa Clara pottery.
In addition to these honors, Grace has won major awards at Gallup Ceremonials and other major events. Graces work continues to evolve. Moving form small round seedpots with incised animal designs, Grace now creates larger bowl, which combine deep carving with intricately incised sections.
Her latest innovation is the, basket weave bowls, which gives the effect of an exposed basket lying just underneath the surface of the clay. One can only suspect that Grace has even more innovations ready to be presented to the public. To say that Grace Medicine Flower has changed the face of pueblo pottery would not be an understatement.
To own one of her pieces it to own a part of history. While she produces less than 15 pieces a year, the demand among collectors for her new pieces continues to rise with each new year and new innovation. We sell many used items that have typical day to day wear. We make mention of any significant damage, cracks, break, repairs, chipping, fading, or flaws.We are more then happy to assure you of the quality of the product. If the is any problem with any item we sell please let us know immediately! We will respond within 24 hours and will do everything we can to resolve the issue. Originating ZIP & Country: 80214 U. The item "VERY RARE Grace Medicine Flower Santa Clara High Polished 2 Rabbits Egg Scupt" is in sale since Monday, August 29, 2016. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Native American\ US\1935-Now\Pottery". The seller is "eastwooddenver" and is located in Denver, Colorado. This item can be shipped worldwide.