Pablita Chavarria and Faustina Gutierrez, ca 1935
Faustina Gutierrez (1898 – 1976) was the mother of Celestino Gutierrez and the grandmother of potters Effie Garcia, Sally Tafoya, Ethel Yazza, and Eugene Gutierrez. She was known for both her deeply carved and black-on-black pottery. Over the years we have come across some extraordinary pottery by this relatively unknown artist. The pieces have been distinctive in their forms and beautifully painted or carved with designs.