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Gutierrez, Denny – Jar with 16 Faceted Melon Ribs (1991)

Gutierrez, Denny – Jar with 16 Faceted Melon Ribs (1991)

2.75"w x 3"h
$ 175.00
Availability: Out of stock

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 is from 1991.  It has 16 straight melon ribs, each flattened out to create the “facet”. They encircle the jar from top to bottom.  The jar is very highly polished and it is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.  It is signed on the bottom in the clay, “Denny Gutierrez”.


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Artist

Artist

Gutierrez, Denny (1942-2013)

Denny Gutierrez at Santa Fe Indian Market

Denny Gutierrez learned to make pottery from his mother, Katherine Gutierrez. His sister JoAnn Million and aunt Clara Stone are also well known potters. Denny created his distinctive style of "faceted melon bowl" in the 1990's. From 2000 to 2004 he was governor of Santa Clara Pueblo. His pottery won numerous awards at Santa Fe Indian Market over the years and added a new dimension to the ribbed or melon bowl style of pottery.
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