Gutierrez, Denny – Red Jar with 40 Feathers and Wave Design (1986)
Denny Gutierrez was known for his faceted melon bowls. However, he also created exceptional painted vessels. This is one of his few redware pieces. The jar is fully polished red and painted with a matte creme colored slip. The design is a VERY tightly painted feather pattern and there are 40 feathers on this bowl. Note how he painted his feathers at a slight angle swirling around the jar. As well, above the feathers are swirling wave or cloud designs. The symmetry and precision of the painting is exceptional The jar is from 1986, so very early in his career. It is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration, or repair. It is signed on the bottom in the clay, “Denny Gutierrez”.