Gutierrez, Denny -Faceted Melon Jar with Lid (2006)
Denny Gutierrez was known for his faceted melon bowls. As opposed to carving them, he would flatten out each rib out to create a “faceted” appearance. The result was a reflective surface and a very striking piece of pottery. This jar has 32 melon ribs which are straight at the shoulder and then swirl below the shoulder. The area above the melon ribs is polished and the lid is also fully polished. The jar is signed on the bottom in the clay, “Denny Gutierrez Santa Clara 06”. It is in very good condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.